Personality and counterproductive work behaviour: Using conservation of resources theory to narrow the profile of deviant employees

Published on Mar 1, 2011in Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology4.561
· DOI :10.1111/J.2044-8325.2010.02007.X
Lisa M. Penney16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UH: University of Houston),
Emily M. Hunter18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Baylor University),
Sara Jansen Perry17
Estimated H-index: 17
(UH: University of Houston)
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Abstract
We leverage conservation of resources (COR) theory to explain how conscientiousness and emotional stability (ES) are associated with resource management strategies that may reflect instrumentally driven counterproductive work behaviour (CWB). Specifically, we investigated how the relationship between conscientiousness and CWB varies as a function of the level of available personal (i.e., ES) and organizationally provided (i.e., experienced job constraints) resources. Results from two surveys administered 4 weeks apart to US employees indicate that the negative relationship between conscientiousness and CWB is positive among employees who are low in ES.
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