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counterproductive work behavior

The Relationship Between Organizational Culture and Counterproductive Work Behavior in Public Universities in Western Region, Kenya (Published)

This study examined the relationship between organizational culture and counterproductive work behavior (CWB) among employees of public universities in Western Kenya region. Specifically, the study investigated the relationship between leadership behavior, ethical standards and CWB in the six public universities. The study adopted the explanatory survey design, and targeted 4,476 employees, stratified into academic and non-academic staff. Data was collected using questionnaires from a random sample of 506. Cronbach alpha coefficient was >0.9. The study results revealed that organizational culture had a significant effect on counterproductive work behavior with r=-.608**. The study recommends that public universities strive to create a positive environment within the workplace and to stimulate strong organization cultures, which will lead to positive employee work behavior and performance.

Keywords: Organizational Culture, counterproductive work behavior, deviant behavior, ethical standards, organizational leadership behavior

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