Deviant behavior: Is it positive or negative?

Aisha M. Sheriff and Anandamma, N. (2015) Deviant behavior: Is it positive or negative? International Journal of Business and Administration Research Review, 3 (9). ISSN 2348-0653

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As a research domain, deviant behavior has a rich, deep-rooted history in the management and organizational psychology literature. Puffer (1987) was among the first to officially examine the topic and labeled it as ‘‘noncompliant behavior.’’ Ball et al. (1994) continued the research inquiry with a set of ‘‘anti-citizenship’’ or objectionable behaviors, intended to contrast with Organ’s (1988) ‘‘organizational citizenship behavior,’’. A short time later, Vardi and Wiener (1996) studied deviance under the classification ‘‘organizational misbehavior,’’ and ‘‘workplace deviance’’ emerged as the dominant label that has been used in numerous studies (Bennett and Robinson 2000; Colbert et al. 2004; Dunlop and Lee 2004). Literature defines workplace deviance as ‘‘voluntary behavior of organizational members that violates significant organizational norms and, in so doing, threatens the well-being of the organization and/or its members’’ (Robinson and Bennett 1995).Deviance can also be positive was proposed by Applebaum et al in their article defining it as “intentional behavior that depart from the norms of a referent group in honorable ways” (Applebaum, Iaconi and Matousek, 2007).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Commerce > Business Administration
Divisions: Department of > Business Administrations
Depositing User: Arshiya Kousar
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2019 06:01
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