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Implicit aggressiveness and self-control as predictors of different counterproductive work behaviours


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Šlat, Igor. (2015). Implicit aggressiveness and self-control as predictors of different counterproductive work behaviours. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Galić, Zvonimir].

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In this study we wanted to examine the relationship of implicit aggressiveness and self-control with counterproductive work behaviour (CWB) and to investigate whether self-control acts as a moderator in the link between aggression and CWB. CWB is measured on two subscales with respect to the target of aggression: CWB targeted toward the organization (CWB-O) and CWB targeted toward individuals (CWB-I). The survey involved 215 respondents employed in Croatia who work a minimum of 20 hours per week, have at least one year of work experience on the current position, and are working in an organization with a minimum of three members. Participants were asked to complete a set of questionnaires that consists of the Conditional reasoning test for aggression (CRT-A), Dispositional self-control scale, and the Counterproductive work behaviour checklist. The results showed that the implicit aggressiveness and self-control are significant predictors in explaining CWB on both subscales. Implicit aggression is more associated with the CWB-O compared to CWB-I while self-control is an equally strong predictor for both scales of CWB. The interaction of implicit aggression and self-control is only significant with CWB-O, showing that aggressive people with less self-control show more CWB towards organization. With CWB-I the interaction between implicit aggressiveness and self-control was not significant.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: aggressiveness, conditional reasoning, self-control, counterproductive work behaviour
Subjects: Psychology > Psihologija ličnosti
Psychology > Organizacijska psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Galić, Zvonimir
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2016 10:04
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2016 10:04

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