Interpersonal deviance, organizational deviance, and their common correlates: A review and meta-analysis

Christopher M. Berry, Deniz S Ones, Paul R Sackett

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Interpersonal deviance (ID) and organizational deviance (OD) are highly correlated (R. S. Dalal, 2005). This, together with other empirical and theoretical evidence, calls into question the separability of ID and OD. As a further investigation into their separability, relationships among ID, OD, and their common correlates were meta-analyzed. ID and OD were highly correlated (p =.62) but had differential relationships with key Big Five variables and organizational citizenship behaviors, which lends support to the separability of ID and OD. Whether the R. J. Bennett and S. L. Robinson (2000) instrument was used moderated some relationships. ID and OD exhibited their strongest (negative) relationships with organizational citizenship, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and Emotional Stability. Correlations with organizational justice were small to moderate, and correlations with demographic variables were generally negligible. PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)410-424
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2007


  • Counterproductive work behavior
  • Interpersonal deviance
  • Organizational deviance
  • Workplace deviance


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