Contemporary Psychology, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2014, 5-20

Original scientific paper

Development of a Counterproductive Work Behavior Questionnaire for Student Population

Andrea Tomšić - Creativa d.o.o., Zagreb
Željko Jerneić - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb
Maša Tonković Grabovac - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb

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The aim of this study was to develop a counterproductive work behavior questionnaire that measures organizational and interpersonal deviance and that is adjusted for content to the student population. Two comparable groups of students filled in a questionnaire with a preliminary set of items that referred to confessions of various counterproductive behaviors in everyday life, in work and the academic context. One group of students (N = 184) filled in the questionnaire non-anonymously, while the other group of students (N = 183) completed it anonymously. Based on preliminary application on the non-anonymous sample, using content and psychometric analysis, counterproductive work behavior questionnaire with organizational (k = 9) and interpersonal (k = 9) deviance scales was constructed. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses confirmed the construct validity of the questionnaire and multigroup confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the invariance of questionnaire structure in anonymous and non-anonymous application settings. These results lead to the conclusion that newly constructed scales of organizational and interpersonal deviance allow the measurement of counterproductive work behavior on the student sample, in both anonymous and non-anonymous application settings.

counterproductive work behavior, organizational deviance, interpersonal deviance, student population, anonymous/non-anonymous application

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