TH-P01-015-interactive - The relations between personality and counterproductive work behavior: A systematic review of published research and its validity

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Counterproductive Work Behavior
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Interactive Poster Presentation
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1 hour 30 minutes
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O'Brien Foyer
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Conflict in organizations
Counterproductive Work Behavior
TH-P01-015-interactive
The relations between personality and counterproductive work behavior: A systematic review of published research and its validity
 
T. A. Sørengaard 1,*
1Institute of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
 
Content: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the relations between personality and counterproductive work behavior (CWB) through a systematic review of published research, and to draw conclusions about its validity.
Design: A systematic search for research on the subject resulted in 2063 hits, and a total of 45 articles were considered relevant and included in this literature review. Five studies were classified as longitudinal and the above were cross sectional. The studies were published between 1999 and 2015.
Results: Findings indicated that low scores on conscientiousness, agreeableness, extroversion and openness, and high scores on neuroticism, negative affect and narcissism were related to higher participation in CWB. Personality traits also moderated relationships between organizational injustice, job stressors and CWB. Effect sizes were mostly mild to moderate, and the explained variance of personality traits on CWB was limited.
Limitations: The main limitation in this study concerns the number of search engines included. The present study also failed to identify personality traits related to specific behaviors, with only an occasionally differentiation between person- and organizational directed CWB.
Implications: There is a profound need for the use of more comprehensive instruments in measuring personality together with instruments that divide CWB into specific behavior. There are ethical issues related to the use of personality testing in personnel selection as a mean to counteract or prevent CWB.
Originality: This study demonstrates that interaction between personality and situational factors should be considered more crucial for the occurrence of CWB than specific personality traits alone.
 
 
 
 
 

 

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