Effects of Job Characteristics on Counterproductive Work Behavior among Production Employees: Malaysian Experience

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Abstract

This study seeks to investigate the impact of job characteristics on counterproductive work behaviour (CWB).  Three forms of CWB are identified: interpersonal CWB, production CWB, and property CWB.  The regression analysis carried out on a sample of 355 employees showed mixed results. Job significant demonstrated a significant and negative relationship with production CWB. The relationship between job feedback, interpersonal CWB and property CWB was as postulated. In similar not, job identity demonstrated a significant and negative relationship with organizational CWB.  However, job autonomy does not show any significant relationship. Implications, limitations, and suggestions for future research are discussed.