Perceptions of Deviant Behaviour in the Workplace
Employee misconduct in the workplace is relatively common and may be counterproductive in social and material terms. To identify which undesirable behaviours are considered acceptable is the first step to develop ways to reduce deviance in organizational settings. The purpose of this study was to examine the perceived acceptability of deviant behaviour in the workplace, and to analyse the relation between the degree of such acceptance with organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and organizational tenure. Data was obtained from 223 adults employed full-time. Results suggest a positive relationship between the degree of acceptability of certain forms of deviant behaviour and organizational commitment, but not with job satisfaction. They further indicate that tenure was the factor having the most impact on the acceptance of deviant behaviours. Implications of the findings for the management are discussed.
Volume (Year): 1 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.issbs.si|
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Roland Kidwell & Sean Valentine, 2009. "Positive Group Context, Work Attitudes, and Organizational Misbehavior: The Case of Withholding Job Effort," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 86(1), pages 15-28, April.
- Randi Sims, 2010. "A Study of Deviance as a Retaliatory Response to Organizational Power," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 92(4), pages 553-563, April.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:isv:jouijm:v:1:y:2012:i:2:p:217-230. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Goran Dakovic)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.