Title

Does your Co-Worker Know What you’re Doing? Convergence of Self- and Peer-Reports of Counter Productive Work Behavior

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2007

Keywords

counterproductive work behavior (CWB); report convergence; job stress; workplace emotions; self report; peer report

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://doi.org/10.1037/1072-5245.14.1.41

Abstract

Most studies of counterproductive work behavior (CWB) are criticized for overreliance on self-report methodology. This study tested the convergence of 136 matched self-reports and coworker-reports of work stressors and CWB. For each participant dyad, the focal employee ("incumbent") completed a self-report survey and gave a coworker form to a peer familiar with the incumbent's work situation and behavior. Correlations and t tests demonstrated significant convergence between incumbent and coworker reports of key study variables, except organization-targeted CWB. Separately, both incumbent and coworker reports supported the Stressor-Emotion CWB model. In mixed-source analyses, only interpersonal relationships were significant--conflict and CWB targeting persons. Weaknesses in each report source are discussed, and multisourced triangulation to cover perceptual, experiential, and behavioral domains is recommended.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

International Journal of Stress Management, v. 14, issue 1, p. 41-60

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