This study examined the buffering effects of 2 types of organizational support--instrumental
and informational--on the relationships between workplace violence/aggression and
both personal and organizational outcomes. Based on data from 225 employees in a health
care setting, a series of moderated multiple regression analyses demonstrated that
organizational support moderated the effects of physical violence, vicariously experienced
violence, and psychological aggression on emotional well-being, somatic health, and
job-related affect, but not on fear of future workplace violence and job neglect.
These findings have implications for both research and intervention related to workplace