Perceived supervisor’s subclinical psychopathy, and subordinate’s organizational commitment, job satisfaction and satisfaction with executive



University of Silesia, Bankowa 12, Katowice, Poland 




 This study was designed to investigate the correlations between supervisor`s perceived subclinical psychopathy and subordinate`s organizational commitment, overall job satisfac-tion and particularly satisfaction with his/her supervisor. The results, based on a sample of 153 employees, showed that subordinates working with leaders, who can be defined as orga-nizational (or industrial, corporate) psychopaths, tended to adopt more negative work attitu-des. Supervisor`s perceived subclinical psychopathy had a negative impact on subordinates’ job satisfaction, satisfaction with supervisor and their organizational commitment. The paper discusses the results and limitations of the study, and offers suggestions for future research.


Key words:

 organizational psychopath, corporate psychopath, subclinical psychopathy, personality trait, organizational commitment, job satisfaction


  DOI: 10.15503/jecs20132-172-191


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