Advances in Applied Psychology
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Advances in Applied Psychology, Vol.1, No.2, Oct. 2015, Pub. Date: Aug. 3, 2015
Impact of Emotional Intelligence and Job Boredom Proneness on Counterproductive Work Behaviour
Pages: 101-106 Views: 3172 Downloads: 2299
Authors
[01] Joe-Akunne Chiamaka O., Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
[02] Oguegbe Tochukwu M., Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
[03] Okonkwo Kizito I., Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
Abstract
This study is based on Emotional Intelligence Dimensions and Job Boredom Proneness as Predictors of Counterproductive Work Behaviour among local government employees. Two hundred and thirty-seven (237) workers from Awka South local government area, served as participants in this study. The participants were selected through accidental sampling technique. The ages of the participants ranged from 26 to 61 years, with a mean age of 36.31 years and standard deviation of 7.95. Three scales were used in this study; they include 56 item Emotional Intelligence scale, 33 item counterproductive work behavior checklist and 28 item job boredom scale. Hierarchical multiple linear regression was used as a statistical tool to analyse the data gathered. The result indicated that the first hypothesis which stated that Emotional Intelligence dimensions will predict counterproductive work behaviour among workers was partially confirmed because only three dimensions of emotional intelligence namely self-awareness (β = - .14, t = - 1.78, P < .05), self-control (β = - .11, t = - 1.36, P < .05) and self-motivation (β = - .18, t = - 2.48, P < .05) predicted counterproductive work behaviour while the remaining two empathy and social skills did not predict counterproductive work behaviour. The second hypothesis which stated that Job boredom proneness will predict counterproductive work behaviour among workers was confirmed at β = .34; t = 6.55, P<.05. Results were discussed and recommendations were made.
Keywords
Emotional Intelligence, Job Boredom, Counterproductive Work Behaviour
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