Counterproductive Work Behavior Study

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This study examined personality factors as predictors of counterproductive work behaviour (CWB) among Benue State civil servants. The study employed the cross-sectional survey method. Participants for the study were 420 civil servants systematically and randomly selected from 23 Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) in the state. They were 285(67.9%) males, 127(30.2%) females, and 8(1.9%) respondents who failed to indicate their sex, with the mean age of 41.95 years and (SD=9.597). Instruments for data collection include the Counterproductive Work Behaviour (CWB) Questionnaire and the Big Five Personality Inventory (BFI). The hypothesis was tested using standard multiple regression. Results revealed that there was a significant joint…show more content…
Due to its pervasive negative effects on the organisation, current trends in industrial and organisational psychology suggest a continuing increase in the study of counterproductive work behaviours (Levy & Tziner, 2011). According to Spector, Bauer and Fox (2010), the term counterproductive work behaviour is seen as a volitional behaviour that harms or intends to harm organisations or people in organisations. Chang and Smithikrai (2010) on their part define counterproductive workplace behaviour as a class of behaviour that acts against the interests of the organisation, which individuals, usually, consciously choose to engage in. Hafidz, Hoesni and Fatimah (2012) observe that counterproductive work behaviours affect not just the organisation, but also influence other employees, customers and suppliers. Gruys and Sackett (2003) classified these behaviours into eleven main dimensions of theft and other related behaviours; destruction of property; misuse of information; misuse of time and resources; unsafe behaviour; poor attendance; poor quality work; alcohol use; drug use; inappropriate verbal actions; and inappropriate physical…show more content…
The trait is marked by pronounced engagement with the external world. Extraverts enjoy interacting with people, and are often perceived as full of energy. They tend to be enthusiastic, action-oriented individuals. They possess high group visibility, like to talk, and assert themselves. Extraversion contrasts traits such as talkativeness, assertiveness, and activity level with traits such as silence, passivity, and
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