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Quality of Family Life and Workplace Deviant Behaviour with Perceived Competence as a Mediator among University Staff

Dare A. Fagbenro, Mathew O. Olasupo

Abstract


Several studies have found a variety of factors as antecedents of deviant
behaviour but the role of family life on workplace deviant behaviour, as well
as the mediating role of perceived competence in the quality of family lifedeviant
behaviour relationship, have received little study. This study examines
the mediating effect of perceived competence on the relationship between the
quality of family life and work-deviant behaviour. The study adopted the wellness
model and self-determination theory as theoretical standpoints. Three hundred
and eight-four (384) university staff in Nigeria participated in the study. Results
revealed that there was a significant negative relationship between the quality
of family life and workplace deviant behaviour. The result of the hierarchical
multiple regression also revealed that perceived competence mediates the
link between the quality of family life and workplace deviant behaviour. These
findings suggest that psychologists should design training programmes aimed
at improving the sense of competence and quality of family life, which invariably
will reduce workplace deviant behaviour.


Keywords


quality of family life, perceived competence, workplace deviant behaviour, university employees

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