TH-P01-071 - Revenge or conservation of resources? Sources of counterproductive work behavior in the organization

Track:
Counterproductive Work Behavior
What:
Poster Presentation
When:
3 hours 30 minutes
Where:
O'Brien Foyer
Discussion:
0
 
Conflict in organizations
Counterproductive Work Behavior
TH-P01-071
Revenge or conservation of resources? Sources of counterproductive work behavior in the organization
J. Czarnota-Bojarska*
 
 
Content: The counterproductive work behavior (CWB) are understood to be undertaken voluntarily by the employee activities that are incompatible with the standards widespread in the organization and / or social norms, harm the functioning of the company and badly affect relations within the team. Their sources are sought in many areas, both in personal characteristics, as well as in attitudes toward work and relationships prevailing in the organization.
In recent years, the translation of the reasons CWB by the working conditions, there are two competing concepts. The first of them - a revenge hypothesis - sees sources of these behaviors in the dissatisfaction with the work and explains their mechanism as an attempt to "play" on the employer and colleagues. The second one - the conservation of resources hypothesis - interprets the CWB as those that allow to protect the resources needed to work or to increase it, eg. by sloppy or unpunctual performance of duties, blame others, etc.
In a study of a large, representative group of workers (N = 635) both hypotheses were tested. For revenge hypothesis was expected negative correlation between CWB and job satisfaction. For conservation of resources hypothesis was expected negative correlation between CWB and energy to work.
The results do not show clearly which of these two hypotheses is more explanatory power. It depends on various factors, including the type of the CWB, taken into account or demographic characteristics of workers. This can be concluded that none of the tested hypotheses can be considered for universally explaining CWB.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Participant
University od Warsaw

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