Development of a measure of workplace deviance

Rebecca J. Bennett, Sandra L. Robinson
2000 Journal of Applied Psychology  
The purpose of this research was to develop broad, theoretically derived measure(s) of deviant behavior in the workplace. Two scales were developed: a 12-item scale of organizational deviance (deviant behaviors directly harmful to the organization) and a 7-item scale of interpersonal deviance (deviant behaviors directly harmful to other individuals within the organization). These scales were found to have internal reliabilities of .81 and .78, respectively. Confirmatory factor analysis verified
more » ... r analysis verified that a 2-factor structure had acceptable fit. Preliminary evidence of construct validity is also provided. The implications of this instrument for future empirical research on workplace deviance are discussed.
doi:10.1037/0021-9010.85.3.349 pmid:10900810 fatcat:s4aaf6mbsjgm5j7uegtw7iy5am