Journal article

Why people harm the organization and its members: Relationships among personality, organizational commitment, and workplace deviance

Russell P Guay, Daejeong Choi, In-Sue Oh, Marie S Mitchell, Michael K Mount, Kang-Hyun Shin

HUMAN PERFORMANCE | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Based on the five-factor model of personality traits and social exchange theory, this study examines the relationships of personality traits, organizational commitment, and two target-based factors of workplace deviance (organizational deviance and interpersonal deviance), using a sample of 113 South Korean employees. By the use of path-analysis, we first found that Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and Emotional Stability were meaningfully related to organizational commitment. In addition, both the effect of Conscientiousness on organizational deviance and the effect of Agreeableness on interpersonal deviance were partially mediated by organizational commitment. In sum, results clearly show..

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