When We Don’t See Eye to Eye: Discrepancies between Supervisors and Subordinates in Absence Disciplinary Decisions

Joseph J. Martocchio, Timothy A. Judge

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Abstract

The present study provided a within-subjects assessment of the factors associated with absence disciplinary decisions for both supervisors and subordinates. In addition, this study examined discrepancies in disciplinary decisions between supervisors and their subordinates based on differences in psychological and demographic attributes. A sample of non-academic employees from 19 intact triads (one supervisor; two subordinates) at a large Midwest university responded to hypothetical scenarios describing factors that might contribute to absence disciplinary decisions. The results demonstrated that both supervisors and subordinates generally place similar weights on factors that are relevant to disciplinary decisions. Perhaps more importantly, a number of psychological and demographic differences between supervisors and subordinates related positively to discrepancies in disciplinary decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-278
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Management
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Strategy and Management

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