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How community embeddedness of public sector employees is formed by organisational justice and leads to counterproductive work behaviour

Sultan Adal Mehmood (), Devika Nadarajah () and Muhammad Saood Akhtar ()
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Sultan Adal Mehmood: University of Jhang
Devika Nadarajah: Putra Business School
Muhammad Saood Akhtar: Putra Business School

Public Organization Review, 2022, vol. 22, issue 3, No 16, 783-802

Abstract: Abstract This paper provides an empirical evidence based on conservation of resources theory that how organisational justice (OJ) forms the public employee’s embeddedness in community and how community embeddedness (CE) leads to counterproductive work behaviour (CWB). Evidence is based on 279 responses gathered from public sector employees in Malaysia. Structural equation modeling techniques was used to test the hypothesis. This study revealed that OJ is positively related to CE and its dimensions. Interestingly, CE is not found to prevent CWB; instead, it leads to CWB. Only fit dimension of CE is negatively related to CWB.

Keywords: Organisational justice; Community embeddedness; Counterproductive work behaviour; Public sector employees (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1007/s11115-021-00539-z

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