Counterproductive Work Behavior as Coping: An Examination of Beneficial Outcomes and Repercussions in the Workplace

dc.contributor.advisorPenney, Lisa M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWitt, L. Alan
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTackett, Jennifer L.
dc.creatorRhodes, Dena 1988-
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-01T23:03:00Z
dc.date.available2018-03-01T23:03:00Z
dc.date.createdDecember 2013
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.date.submittedDecember 2013
dc.date.updated2018-03-01T23:03:00Z
dc.description.abstractResearchers have previously suggested that counterproductive work behavior (CWB) can be a form of coping with job stressors (Krischer, Penney, & Hunter, 2010; LePine, Podsakoff, & LePine, 2005; Podsakoff, LePine, & LePine, 2007; Spector & Fox, 2002). This study incorporated CWB with Folkman’s (1997) coping model to explain why CWB may function as a form of coping and possibly yield beneficial and consequential outcomes for employees. This study found indirect evidence that individuals may solve problems more frequently through CWB, as CWB was positively linked with problem-focused coping (PFC) strategies. Furthermore, findings indicated that employees who experienced high hindrance or challenge stressors tended to use CWB as a PFC strategy. When employees experienced low levels of these stressors, individuals who frequently engaged in CWB tended to experience reduced emotional well-being, PFC, self-efficacy, self-esteem, and goal achievement compared to those who infrequently used CWB. However, individuals who engaged in CWB often received a variety of repercussions for their actions. A final component of the study examined the role of individual differences. In particular, I examined whether politically skill employees were more likely to benefit from CWB while escaping repercussions from the organization. Hypotheses regarding political skill were not supported.
dc.description.departmentPsychology, Department of
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/2721
dc.language.isoeng
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dc.subjectCounterproductive work behavior
dc.subjectDeviance
dc.subjectCWB
dc.subjectCoping strategies
dc.subjectProblem-focused coping
dc.subjectRepercussions from CWB
dc.subjectBenefits from CWB
dc.subjectPolitical skill
dc.subjectPolitics
dc.subjectChallenge stressors
dc.subjectHindrance stressors
dc.titleCounterproductive Work Behavior as Coping: An Examination of Beneficial Outcomes and Repercussions in the Workplace
dc.type.dcmiText
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
thesis.degree.departmentPsychology, Department of
thesis.degree.disciplineIndustrial/Organizational Psychology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
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