THE ROLE OF DARK TETRAD IN RELATIONSHIP OF CHILD ABUSE AND WORKPLACE BULLYING
This study purposes to investigate the predictive impact of childhood abuse on bullying behavior of perpetrators in workplace and the moderating role of dark tetrad (psychopathy, narcissism, Machiavellianism and everyday sadism) on the relationship. Self-report questionnaires were used for data collection. Using convenient sampling, 203 employees from public and private sectors in Pakistan were approached. The smart PLS SEM model was used to test the hypothesis. Consistent with the prediction, results of the study showed that abusive experience during childhood is positively associated to workplace bullying (B = 0.33). From the four dark personality traits, only psychopathy and narcissism were found to moderate the relationship between childhood maltreatment was positively associated to bullying behavior in workplace. The results of present study extent the current knowledge on the role of dark tetrad in relation to childhood abusive experience and bullying behavior of perpetrators at workplace.