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- ItemRelationship between personality, integrity and counterproductive work behaviour : a Namibian study(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03) Van Staden, Oaitse Sameeng; Engelbrecht, Amos Schreuder; Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. Dept. of Industrial Psychology.ENGLISH SUMMARY : Organisations in collaboration with academic institutions have over years been looking at ways to understand and find interventions to curb negative behaviours in the workplace. These behaviours have over decades shown a detrimental and destructive impact on the functioning, progression and sustainability of organisations. Counterproductive work behaviours (CWB) are negative behaviours that hinder the proper functioning of organisations. Therefore this study focused on the causal factors of CWB and what organisations can do to eliminate and manage these behaviours in the workplace. Through this current study the focal point was to better understand the antecedents of counterproductive work behaviour by studying the relationship between specific personality traits, integrity and counterproductive work behaviours. Part of the study included developing a theoretical model to examine the relationship between the different latent variables and hypotheses were formulated and tested. Data gathering was done through a sample of 227 participants, from five organisations in Namibia by completion of an online questionnaire. The conceptual model and proposed relationships were empirically investigated by using various statistical methods. The methods used was reliability and item analysis on every measurement scale and satisfactory reliability was established. The content and structure of the various constructs was assessed by means of Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA). The results confirm a reasonable fit for both the measurement and structural models. Structural equation modelling (SEM) was used to analyse and ascertain the degree to which the conceptual model fitted the data in order to examine the proposed relationships between the various constructs. The results confirmed that negative relationships exist between conscientiousness and CWB, and integrity and CWB, and a positive relationship between conscientiousness and integrity. However, no empirical support was found for relationships between agreeableness and integrity, emotionality as well as integrity and honesty-humility and integrity. This study has contributed positively to the existing body of knowledge on CWB, by having looked in-depth into and providing valuable understanding of the relationship between the identified personality traits, integrity and CWB. In addition, this study focused on the implications for the human resources profession in dealing with CWB in the workplace and suggested various interventions HR professionals and leaders could apply to eliminate and minimise CWB. The limitations and recommendations for future research were also discussed and suggestions made.