Does Domestic Intimate Partner Aggression Affect Career Outcomes? The Role of Perceived Organizational Support

Laramie R. Tolentino, Patrick Raymund James M. Garcia, Simon Lloyd D. Restubog, Kristin L. Scott, Karl Aquino

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Drawing upon the conservation of resources theory, we developed and tested a moderated mediation model linking domestic intimate partner aggression (IPA) to job performance and career advancement. Our model posits that the indirect relationship between IPA and career advancement via in-role performance and organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) is moderated by perceived organizational support (POS). Overall, multisource and multiwave data obtained from two independent samples of employed women from the Philippines supported our predictions. Specifically, results suggest that: (1) IPA was negatively associated with supervisor-rated in-role performance and OCBs; (2) there was a stronger negative relationship between IPA and in-role performance and OCBs for employees with low as opposed to those with high levels of POS; and (3) the conditional indirect effects of IPA in predicting supervisor-rated promotability and actual promotion via in-role performance and OCBs were stronger under conditions of low as opposed to high POS. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)593-611
Number of pages19
JournalHuman Resource Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • careers
  • gender diversity
  • intimate partner aggression
  • organizational support
  • stress
  • work-family conflict

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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