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Organizational Commitment, Occupational Stress, and Core Self-Evaluation as Predictors of Workplace Deviance
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2017, Pages: 64-70
Received: Feb. 4, 2017; Accepted: Feb. 17, 2017; Published: Oct. 18, 2017
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Emenike Samuel Ugwu, Code of Conduct Tribunal, Enugu Zonal Office, Enugu, Nigeria
Chiedozie Okechukwu Okafor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Management and Social Science, Federal Universty, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
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The study investigated organizational commitment, occupational stress, and core self-evaluation as predictors of workplace deviance in the Nigerian civil service. Two hundred and eighty four (284) adults drawn from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka campus participated in the study. Questionnaires were used to elicit information from the participants. Results of regression analyses show that there was a significant negative relationship between organizational commitment and workplace deviance. Also, core self-evaluation was negatively correlated to workplace deviance. This implies that individuals with positive core self-evaluation are less likely to engage in workplace deviance, while individuals with negative core self-evaluation are more likely to engage in workplace deviance.
Workplace Deviance, Job Commitment, Job Stress, Core Self-Evaluation
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Emenike Samuel Ugwu, Chiedozie Okechukwu Okafor, Organizational Commitment, Occupational Stress, and Core Self-Evaluation as Predictors of Workplace Deviance, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 6, No. 4, 2017, pp. 64-70. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20170604.13
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