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dc.contributor.advisorPenney, Lisa M.
dc.creatorBok, Cody J
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-03T22:39:47Z
dc.date.available2016-09-03T22:39:47Z
dc.date.createdMay 2016
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/1480
dc.description.abstractTheft is a widely studied phenomenon in the workplace. However, much of this research focuses on organizational theft (i.e., stealing from the company), and no studies to date have investigated coworker lunch theft, although preliminary research indicates it may be a chronic problem for employees. The goal of my study is to examine lunch theft in the workplace and establish it as a person-directed counterproductive work behavior. The present study investigates what motivates a lunch thief to steal fellow coworkers’ food and/or drink that they brought to work using the theory of planned behavior (Ajzen, 1991) to explain the occurrence of lunch theft behavior. This research will help identify lunch theft as a new form of counterproductive work behavior and lead to future research identifying the impact this behavior has on victims and organizations as a whole.
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dc.language.isoeng
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dc.subjectLunch Theft
dc.subjectTheory of Planned Behavior
dc.subjectMotivation
dc.titleHUNGRY HUNGRY COWORKER: THE IDENTIFICATION OF LUNCH THEFT AS A FORM OF PERSON-DIRECTED COUNTERPRODUCTIVE WORK BEHAVIOR
dc.date.updated2016-09-03T22:39:47Z
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology, Industrial and Organizational
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.departmentPsychology
thesis.degree.departmentPsychology, Department of
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWitt, Alan
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHunter, Emily M.
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-5088-7936
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dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
dc.description.departmentPsychology
dc.description.departmentPsychology, Department of
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


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