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A preliminary study of the effects of personality traits on workplace deviance in the voluntary sector

Li, Chen Lim and Choon, Jin Teh and Chan, Yin-Fah Benjamin (2016) A preliminary study of the effects of personality traits on workplace deviance in the voluntary sector. International Review of Management and Marketing, 6 (S7). pp. 6-10. ISSN 2146-4405

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The purpose of this study was to empirically investigate a set of personality traits in relation to workplace deviance among volunteers at one of the Malaysia’s Emergency Relief departments.Across-sectional survey was conducted with self-reported questionnaire.The participants were 200 volunteers attached to six emergency relief centers in Peninsular Malaysia. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 19.0 software. Data analysis procedures; descriptive statistics, Pearson product-moment correlation and hierarchical multiple regression analysis were conducted.The findings confirmed the importance of taking personality traits into consideration during the process of recruitment of volunteers to minimize workplace deviance.This study contributes on the crucial role of volunteers’ personality traits that can be an imperative factor to minimize workplace deviance.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue for "International Soft Science Conference (ISSC 2016), 11-13 April 2016, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia"
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personality, Volunteer, Deviance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2016 08:19
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 08:19
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/20232

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