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The relationship between productive and counterproductive work behaviour across four European countries

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posted on 15.09.2016, 13:11 by Iain Coyne, Domenica Gentile, Marise P. Born, Nevra C. Ersoy, Maria Vakola
Research suggesting a similar but different relationship between Organizational Citizenship Behaviour (OCB) and Counterproductive Work Behaviour (CWB) is dominated by North American samples. Little evidence exists on whether these findings are replicated in other countries. To assess if a similar pattern emerged, we used the Social Axioms model (Bond et al., 2004) as a cultural framework and surveyed employees in the UK (105), The Netherlands (203), Turkey (185), and Greece (70) on the relationship between OCB and CWB, and the relationship between these behaviours and personality, justice, and commitment. Analysis supported a multidimensional structure to OCB and CWB and indicated a nonbipolar relationship between these behaviours. Culturally, somewhat different to OCB research in general, we find support for a convergence perspective across countries. Conceptually, linguistically and structurally the scale assessing OCB/CWB was shown to be equivalent across countries and a nonbipolar pattern of relationships was consistent across countries. Overall, findings imply a universal nature to the relationship between OCB and CWB across societal cultural groups.

Funding

This work was sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and SHL.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology

Volume

22

Issue

4

Pages

377 - 389

Citation

COYNE, I.J. ... et al, 2013. The relationship between productive and counterproductive work behaviour across four European countries. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 22(4), pp. 377-389.

Publisher

© Taylor & Francis

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2013

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology on 22/06/2012, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1359432X.2012.673280.

ISSN

1359-432X

eISSN

1464-0643

Language

en

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