Factors influencing counterproductive work behaviours of soldiers : an exploratory study

Nzimande, Zinhle Londiwe (2020-12)

Thesis (MCom)--Stellenbosch University, 2020.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT : This study was initiated because of the costly and harmful effect of negative behaviours have on both organisations and society. This study was undertaken to understand the impact of deviant behaviours in the South African military context. The available literature on counterproductive work behaviours (CWB) in the South African military revealed a considerable gap for further research. The purpose was to investigate the impact of organisational justice, work-alienation, leader behaviour, and ethical organisational climate on CWB. A theoretical model was developed to explain the relationships between the latent variables and counterproductive behaviours. Hypothesises were formulated regarding the postulated relationships found between these variables in the literature study. These hypotheses were tested to determine the validity of these propositions and thereafter test the proposed structural model. The sample comprised of uniformed members of the 5 South African Infantry Battalion from which data was collected utilising the existing instruments. Although two of the scales had extremely low reliability, rendering them unacceptable for use in research, the scales with satisfactory reliability were used to measure the hypothesised paths of the model. The results indicated that non-significant relationships were found to exist between the variables, except one variable that was significant. Only transactional leadership was found to impact significantly on CWB.

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