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Factors influencing workplace deviance behavior among generation X and Y

Nur Ain, Saad (2015) Factors influencing workplace deviance behavior among generation X and Y. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

Differences in generation (Generation X, Generation Y) remain as one of the major issue arising in current organizations which subsequently resulted to workplace deviance behavior. Differences in characteristics, values, culture, and ethics have great influence on employees to be involve in deviance behaviors. However, the extent to which the differences lead to deviance behaviors has continued to generate concern and demanded justification among researchers. Thus, this study intent to examine the relationship between organizational ethical climate and organizational citizenship behavior with workplace deviance behavior among different generation (Generation Y and X) at the workplace. Organizational ethical climate consists of rules, organizational instrumental, organizational concern, individual concern, independence and individual instrumental. Organizational citizenship behavior comprises of individual and organization. A total number of 278 sets of questionnaires were distributed to employees at a manufacturing company located in Kedah. However, 252 set of questionnaires were collected and only 210 were used for further analysis. The data were analyzed using Pearson Correlation, Regression and T-test to determine the relationship between organizational ethical climate, organizational citizenship behavior and workplace deviance behavior. The findings showed that there is negative significant relationship between organizational ethical climate and workplace deviance behavior. However, findings reveal that there was no significant relationship between organizational citizenship behavior and workplace deviance behavior. An independent t-test revealed that Generation X were likely to be involve in workplace deviance behavior than Generation Y. Results presented were in line with previous research conducted in same area of study where still show there is still room to expand the area of studies. Thus, suggestions for future research were presented at the end of the study

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: workplace deviance behavior, organizational ethical climate, organizational citizenship behavior, Generation X, Generation Y
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor. > HD58.7 Organizational Behavior.
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce. > HF5549-5549.5 Personnel Management. Employment
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2015 10:01
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2016 00:36
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/4615

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