Faculty Publications

Title

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

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Human Performance

Volume

29

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

15

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 that the personality traits of Conscientiousness (impersonal) and Agreeableness (interpersonal) function differently in predicting workplace deviance.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2016

DOI of published version

10.1080/08959285.2015.1120305

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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