The Relationship of the Deviant Workplace Behavior with the Organizational Justice and Staff Development in the Universities of Tehran

Mohsen Rafiee, Reza Hoveida, Saeid Rajaeipoor


The present study aims at investigating the relationship of the deviant workplace behavior with the organizational justice and staff development in the universities of Tehran. The descriptive-correlational research method has been used, while the data analysis has relied on the correlation and regression analysis. The research population has comprised of the all staff of the selected universities in Tehran. Sampling has been conducted through stratified random method, which resulted in a sample with 326 participants. In order to measure the deviant workplace behavior and staff development, two researcher-made questionnaires have been used (reliability= 0.92 and 0.85, respectively), while the organizational justice has been measured using the Niehoff and Moorman (1996) (reliability= 0.87). The findings revealed that deviant workplace behavior has a negative relationship with the staff development (p=32) and organizational justice (p=22). The results of the regression analysis delineated that staff development has a mediating role in the relationship between organizational justice and deviant workplace behavior. That is, organizational justice sets grounds for staff development and in turn, staff development reduces the deviant workplace behaviors. 

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International Journal of Human Resource Studies  ISSN 2162-3058


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