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, 15 (1), 91-103

Employee Personality as a Moderator of the Relationships Between Work Stressors and Counterproductive Work Behavior

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Employee Personality as a Moderator of the Relationships Between Work Stressors and Counterproductive Work Behavior

Nathan A Bowling et al. J Occup Health Psychol.

Abstract

The current study, which is framed within the context of the Transactional Theory of Stress and Coping, examined counterproductive work behaviors (CWBs) as a response to ineffective coping with work stressors. More specifically, we examined whether the relationship between work stressors and CWBs was moderated by employee personality. Analyses using data collected from 726 adults employed in a diverse set of occupations found that work stressors were more strongly related to CWBs among workers who were low in conscientiousness, or high in negative affectivity (NA) than among workers who were high in conscientiousness, or low in NA. We found less consistent support, however, for the moderating effects of agreeableness.

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