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Predicting the counterproductive employee in a child-to-adult prospective study.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Roberts, BW; Harms, PD; Caspi, A; Moffitt, TE
Published in: The Journal of applied psychology
September 2007

The present research tested the relations between a battery of background factors and counterproductive work behaviors in a 23-year longitudinal study of young adults (N = 930). Background information, such as diagnosed adolescent conduct disorder, criminal conviction records, intelligence, and personality traits, was assessed before participants entered the labor force. These background factors were combined with work conditions at age 26 to predict counterproductive work behaviors at age 26. The results showed that people diagnosed with childhood conduct disorder were more prone to commit counterproductive work behaviors in young adulthood and that these associations were partially mediated by personality traits measured at age 18. Contrary to expectations, criminal convictions that occurred prior to entering the workforce were unrelated to counterproductive work behaviors. Job conditions and personality traits had independent effects on counterproductive work behaviors, above and beyond background factors.

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The Journal of applied psychology

DOI

EISSN

1939-1854

ISSN

0021-9010

Publication Date

September 2007

Volume

92

Issue

5

Start / End Page

1427 / 1436

Related Subject Headings

  • Workplace
  • Social Behavior
  • Prospective Studies
  • Personality Development
  • Humans
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Cohort Studies
  • Cognition
  • Child
 

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Roberts, B. W., Harms, P. D., Caspi, A., & Moffitt, T. E. (2007). Predicting the counterproductive employee in a child-to-adult prospective study. The Journal of Applied Psychology, 92(5), 1427–1436. https://doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.92.5.1427
Roberts, Brent W., Peter D. Harms, Avshalom Caspi, and Terri E. Moffitt. “Predicting the counterproductive employee in a child-to-adult prospective study.The Journal of Applied Psychology 92, no. 5 (September 2007): 1427–36. https://doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.92.5.1427.
Roberts BW, Harms PD, Caspi A, Moffitt TE. Predicting the counterproductive employee in a child-to-adult prospective study. The Journal of applied psychology. 2007 Sep;92(5):1427–36.
Roberts, Brent W., et al. “Predicting the counterproductive employee in a child-to-adult prospective study.The Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 92, no. 5, Sept. 2007, pp. 1427–36. Epmc, doi:10.1037/0021-9010.92.5.1427.
Roberts BW, Harms PD, Caspi A, Moffitt TE. Predicting the counterproductive employee in a child-to-adult prospective study. The Journal of applied psychology. 2007 Sep;92(5):1427–1436.

Published In

The Journal of applied psychology

DOI

EISSN

1939-1854

ISSN

0021-9010

Publication Date

September 2007

Volume

92

Issue

5

Start / End Page

1427 / 1436

Related Subject Headings

  • Workplace
  • Social Behavior
  • Prospective Studies
  • Personality Development
  • Humans
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Cohort Studies
  • Cognition
  • Child