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Effect of organisational justice on workplace deviance in Nigerian public universities

Acta Commercii

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Title Effect of organisational justice on workplace deviance in Nigerian public universities
Creator Obalade, Grace O. Mtembu, Vuyokazi
Subject Human resource management; Organizational behaviour organisational justice; workplace deviance; public universities; tertiary institutions; Nigeria.
Description Orientation: Universities in Nigeria every so often experience the challenges of workplace deviant behaviour (WDB). These acts among university’s staff could be detrimental to the attainment of the fundamental objectives of tertiary education; hence, it is vital that drastic measures are taken to curb such behaviours.Research purpose: The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of organisational justice (OJ) on WDB in Nigerian public universities.Motivation for the study: Although ample studies exist on organisational behaviour, not many empirical studies have been conducted to examine the role of organisational factors such as OJ (perception of fairness) on employee’s deviant behaviour in universities, especially in Nigeria.Research design, approach and method: This quantitative design employed a positivist research paradigm in achieving its objectives. A survey, using a structured close-ended questionnaire, was conducted among 572 employees of selected public universities in South-West Nigeria. Multiple regression analysis was used to determine the effect or OJ on WDB.Main findings: The findings revealed that procedural justice has significant and increasing effect on both organisational and interpersonal deviance. Conversely, interpersonal justice has a significant reducing effect on organisational deviance, while informational and distributive justice do not determine WDB.Practical/managerial implications: Based on the finding of this study, managers of public universities must pursue interpersonal justice as a way out of organisational deviance.Contribution/value-add: The study’s findings contribute to justice-deviance literature in Nigeria and highlight the need for government and management alike to emphasise interactional justice in the workplace if deviant acts are to be curbed.
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Date 2023-03-22
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Survey
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ac.v23i1.1091
Source Acta Commercii; Vol 23, No 1 (2023); 10 pages 1684-1999 2413-1903
Language eng
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Coverage South-west Nigeria — Age; Gender; Academic qualification; Years of experience
Rights Copyright (c) 2023 Grace O. Obalade, Vuyokazi Mtembu