COHFA | Psychology Panel

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Psychology

Minor

Marketing

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Jana Hackathorn, PhD.

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

On April 13, 2016, Verizon announced that thousands of customers would receive diminished or potentially non-existent services due to the equipment sabotage in a wake of a worker’s strike (CNN.com). Unfortunately, sabotage conducted by employees is not uncommon. This two part study investigated the relationship between likelihood to sabotage and other negative workplace behaviors. Study one focused on investigating whether hostility mediated the relationship between organizational deviance and sabotage, using the PROCESS macro (Hayes, 2012-2016) for SPSS. The results indicated that the indirect effect (SE = .24, CI [.08 to .50]) was significant. That is, organizational deviance is only related to sabotage through hostility. Study two investigated how the relationship of perceived unfairness and citizenship affected this model. Our results indicated that the model was significant (χ2 = .43, p = .363, CFI = .998, RMSEA = .023, SRMR = .039) and replicated study one. This means that low perceived fairness and low citizenship increased the chances an individual would engage in organizational deviance and ultimately increased their expressions of hostility. Implication will be discussed.

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Psychology: Completed Projects

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I’m bad & mad! Predicting interpersonal sabotage in the workplace

On April 13, 2016, Verizon announced that thousands of customers would receive diminished or potentially non-existent services due to the equipment sabotage in a wake of a worker’s strike (CNN.com). Unfortunately, sabotage conducted by employees is not uncommon. This two part study investigated the relationship between likelihood to sabotage and other negative workplace behaviors. Study one focused on investigating whether hostility mediated the relationship between organizational deviance and sabotage, using the PROCESS macro (Hayes, 2012-2016) for SPSS. The results indicated that the indirect effect (SE = .24, CI [.08 to .50]) was significant. That is, organizational deviance is only related to sabotage through hostility. Study two investigated how the relationship of perceived unfairness and citizenship affected this model. Our results indicated that the model was significant (χ2 = .43, p = .363, CFI = .998, RMSEA = .023, SRMR = .039) and replicated study one. This means that low perceived fairness and low citizenship increased the chances an individual would engage in organizational deviance and ultimately increased their expressions of hostility. Implication will be discussed.

 

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