Revista de Psicología del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones Revista de Psicología del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones
Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology 30 (2014) 1-12 - Vol. 30 Num.1 DOI: 10.5093/tr2014a1
Relationships between counterproductive work behavior, perceived justice and climate, occupational status, and leader-member exchange
Relaciones entre comportamiento laboral contraproducente, justicia percibida y clima, estatus ocupacional e intercambio líder-subordinado
Lily Chernyak-Haia, Aharon Tzinera
a Netanya Academic College, Israel
Abstract

The present work used Social Exchange Theory as a framework for understanding Counterproductive Work Behavior (CWB). We sought to contribute to the existing body of knowledge by examining psychologically experienced organizational distributive justice and climate as predictors of counterproductive workplace behavior, while exploring whether immediate job and exchange characteristics - employee occupational level and leader-member exchange - can clarify these associations. Two studies were conducted in different organizations respectively: (1) a governmental electricity company and (2) a private company specializing in electronic device commerce. The results supported the hypotheses and indicated negative relationships between perceived organizational distributive justice, overall and ethical climates, and CWB. Importantly, the quality of perceived leader-member exchange and employee's occupational level were found to moderate the relationship between perceived distributional justice and organizational ethical climate (respectively) and counterproductive work behavior.

Palabras clave
Comportamiento laboral contraproducente, Justicia organizacional percibida, Clima organizacional, Clima a ético, Intercambio líder-subordinado, Nivel ocupacional
Keywords
Counterproductive work behavior, Perceived organizational justice, Organizational climate, Organizational ethical climate, Leader-member exchange, Occupational level
Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology 30 (2014) 1-12 - Vol. 30 Num.1 DOI: 10.5093/tr2014a1