Citizenship and counterproductive behavior: Clarifying relations between the two domains

Paul R Sackett, Christopher M. Berry, Shelly A. Wiemann, Roxanne M. Laczo

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Competing viewpoints exist as to whether organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB) and counterproductive work behaviors (CWB) are best viewed as behaviors located on a single continuum or as distinct constructs. Reliable and established measures of OCB, CWB, and the Big Five were administered to a large and diverse employee sample. Confirmatory factor analysis supports differentiating between facets of OCB and CWB. In addition, OCB and CWB were moderately negatively correlated and had a number of different personality correlates. This lends support to OCB and CWB representing two distinct constructs instead of a single continuum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-464
Number of pages24
JournalHuman Performance
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006


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