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Counterproductive Work Behaviors, Justice, and Affect: A Meta-Analysis

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Date Issued:
2014
Abstract/Description:
Counterproductive work behaviors (CWBs) are an expensive phenomenon for organizations, costing billions of dollars collectively each year. Recent research has focused on justice perceptions as predictors of CWBs, but little research has been conducted on the specific types of counterproductive work behaviors (i.e., sabotage, withdrawal, production deviance, abuse, and theft) that result from specific organizational justice perceptions (i.e., distributive, procedural, interpersonal, and informational) and the mediating effect of state affect. The current paper meta-analyzed the relationships between justice, CWB, and state affect and found that justice was negatively related to dimensions of CWB and state positive/negative affect were negatively/positively related to CWB dimensions, respectively. However, mediation of the relationship between justice and CWB by state affect was inconsistent across justice types and CWB dimensions. These findings suggests that, while managers should maintain an awareness of justice and state affect as individual predictors of CWBs, the current study does not necessarily support the claim that state affect explains the relationship between justice and counterproductive work behavior dimensions.
Title: Counterproductive Work Behaviors, Justice, and Affect: A Meta-Analysis.
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Name(s): Cochran, Megan, Author
Joseph, Dana, Committee Chair
Fritzsche, Barbara, Committee Member
Jentsch, Kimberly, Committee Member
, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Counterproductive work behaviors (CWBs) are an expensive phenomenon for organizations, costing billions of dollars collectively each year. Recent research has focused on justice perceptions as predictors of CWBs, but little research has been conducted on the specific types of counterproductive work behaviors (i.e., sabotage, withdrawal, production deviance, abuse, and theft) that result from specific organizational justice perceptions (i.e., distributive, procedural, interpersonal, and informational) and the mediating effect of state affect. The current paper meta-analyzed the relationships between justice, CWB, and state affect and found that justice was negatively related to dimensions of CWB and state positive/negative affect were negatively/positively related to CWB dimensions, respectively. However, mediation of the relationship between justice and CWB by state affect was inconsistent across justice types and CWB dimensions. These findings suggests that, while managers should maintain an awareness of justice and state affect as individual predictors of CWBs, the current study does not necessarily support the claim that state affect explains the relationship between justice and counterproductive work behavior dimensions.
Identifier: CFE0005151 (IID), ucf:50689 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-05-01
M.S.
Sciences, Psychology
Masters
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Subject(s): counterproductive work behaviors -- CWB -- organizational justice -- procedural justice -- distributive justice -- interpersonal justice -- informational justice -- sabotage -- withdrawal -- abuse -- theft -- production deviance -- CWB-I -- CWB-O -- state affect -- positive affect -- negative affect -- affect -- meta-analysis -- mediation
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005151
Restrictions on Access: public 2014-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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