Structuring the Mediation Effect of Organizational Commitment between Abusive Supervision and Employees Work Performance


  • Bienmali Kombate, Dr. Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Hanna Yeshinegus Adamseged, Dr. Zhengzhou Normal University



The topic of abusive supervision in the workplace is among the most studied subjects in different disciplines, including psychology, organizational behavior, and related fields. However, researchers and scholars ignore the mediation effect of organizational commitment in the relationship between abusive supervision and employee work performance. Moreover, there is a lack of studies undertaken on this issue in the public sector. This research data was collected in the Republic of Togo central government institutions and state-owned organizations, which are of particular importance and are filled with civil servants. The random sampling method was applied to collect the data from  214 respondents through structured survey questionnaires. The finding revealed that organizational commitment is mitigating the negative effect of abusive supervision on employees' performance. The results also showed that even though employees with normative commitment are most attached to the organization, they are less productive than individuals with affective and normative commitment. Finally, the study concluded that civil servant with a strong organizational commitment doesn't show up on their supervisor's behavior but instead bear the character of "good citizenship."

Author Biographies

Bienmali Kombate, Dr., Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Bienmali Kombate is a Ph.D. candidate at the College of Public Administration, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hongshan district, 1037 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430074, P. R. of China. He also serves as a faculty member at Faculty of Sciences of economics and management, University of Lome

Hanna Yeshinegus Adamseged, Dr., Zhengzhou Normal University

Hanna Yeshinegus Adamseged is a postdoctorate researcher at International Joint Laboratory of Behavior and Cognitive Science, Zhengzhou Normal University.




How to Cite

Kombate, B., & Adamseged, H. Y. (2023). Structuring the Mediation Effect of Organizational Commitment between Abusive Supervision and Employees Work Performance. International Journal of Contemporary Economics and Administrative Sciences, 13(2), 443–501.