Individual differences as antecedents of counterproductive work behaviour

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Counterproductive work behaviour (CWB) has recently gained more interest in industrial and organizational psychology, as the impact of engagement of CWB is big; influencing not just the organization but also other stakeholders. The objective of this study was to look at individual factors as antecedents of CWB, focusing on personality, locus of control, and values. Data were collected from 267 students studying psychology by means of a questionnaire measuring CWB, the Big-Five factor personality, work locus of control, and values. Only agreeableness and conscientiousness (out of the five personality factor) was found to be negatively correlated to CWB. Work locus of control showed a positive correlation with CWB. Hedonism and power was found to be positively related to CWB, whereas benevolence and conformity was found to be negatively related to CWB. The findings on personality and locus of control as antecedents of CWB are consistent with past research, meaning that employers can use this finding in their selection process. The findings on values have given a new insight to an area that can be researched further in the process of understanding why individuals engage in CWB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-226
Number of pages7
JournalAsian Social Science
Volume8
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Counterproductive work behavior
  • Locus of control
  • Personality
  • Values

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Individual differences as antecedents of counterproductive work behaviour. / Muhammad Hafidz, Sarah Waheeda.

In: Asian Social Science, Vol. 8, No. 13, 2012, p. 220-226.

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