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Relationship between Loneliness in the Workplace and Deviant Work Behaviors: Evidence from a Thai Government Bank

Dr. Chaiyaset Promsri
Faculty of Business Administration, Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
Online First: March 07, 2018
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D. C. Promsri, “Relationship between Loneliness in the Workplace and Deviant Work Behaviors: Evidence from a Thai Government Bank”, sshj, vol. 2, no. 03, pp. 352-357, Mar. 2018.

Abstract

As the banking industry is currently being challenged by many external forces, which requires a massive change in all areas, acknowledging key factors that influence its operation system is very important and valuable for the banks, especially a government bank. As a government bank operates under an uncertainty of changing environment and the government control, placing more emphasis on components that can cause organizational failure is essential for survival. Workplace loneliness and deviance are perceived as critical factors that have an impact on both individual and organizational productivity and effectiveness. Although workplace loneliness and deviance have increasingly become an interesting topic in a management field in the past years, no study has attempted to explore the direct relationship between loneliness at work and deviant workplace behaviors. Therefore, the purpose of this present study is to examine the relationship between loneliness in the workplace and deviant work behaviors of employees at Thai government bank. Data were gathered from 143 employees of Thai government bank headquarters through a questionnaire. The results found an intermediate positive correlation between loneliness at work and deviant work behavior (r = .495, p < .01).  The results of linear regression analysis indicated that loneliness at work could explain 25% of variance to deviant work behavior (R2 = .245, F (1, 143) = 45.839, p <.01). In sum, the more government bank’s employees felt loneliness at work, the more likely they engaged in deviant work behaviors. Limitations and recommendations for further studies were also discussed. 

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Published March 7, 2018
How to Cite
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D. C. Promsri, “Relationship between Loneliness in the Workplace and Deviant Work Behaviors: Evidence from a Thai Government Bank”, sshj, vol. 2, no. 03, pp. 352-357, Mar. 2018.

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1. Akçit, V. & Barutçu, E. (2017). The relationship between performance and loneliness at workplace: a study on academicians. European Scientific Journal, Special Issue, 235-243.
2. Aytac, S. (2015). Loneliness as mediator between job satisfaction and intention to leave: a study on prison staff in Turkey. Arabian Journal of Business Management Review, 5(6), 1-4.
3. Ayazlar, G. & Güzel, B. (2014). The effect of loneliness in the workplace on organizational commitment. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 131, 319-325.
4. Ertosun, Ö. & Erdil, O. (2012). The effects of loneliness on employees’ commitment and intention to leave. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 41, 469-476.
5. Greenberg, J. (2011). Behavior in organizations. (10th ed.). Pearson: Global Edition.
6. Hava, C. (2017). What is loneliness doing to the workplace? Retrieved from http://www.hrmonline.com.au/section/featured/loneliness-workforce-affecting-productivity/
7. Jarrett, E. (2017). The far-reaching effects of workplace loneliness. Retrieved from https://good.co/understanding-workplace-loneliness/
8. Kanten, P. & Ülker, F. (2013). The effect of organizational climate on counterproductive behaviors: an empirical study on the employees of manufacturing enterprises. The Macrotheme Review, 2(4), 144-160.
9. Omar, F., Halim, F. W., Zainah, A. Z., Farhadi, H., Nasir, R., & Khairudin, R. (2011). Stress and job satisfaction as antecedents of workplace deviant behavior. World Applied Sciences, 12, 46-51.
10. Promsri, C. (2014). Relationship between organizational justice perception and deviant workplace behavior: a case study of non-academic staffs of a selected public university. Panyapiwat Journal, 6(1), 60-76.
11. Robinson, S. L. & Bennett, R. J. (1995). A typology of deviant workplace behaviors: a multidimensional scaling study. Academy of Management Journal, 38(2), 555-572.
12. Sarpkaya, P. Y. (2014). The effects of principals’ loneliness in the workplace on their self-performance. Educational research and reviews, 9(20), 967-971.
13. Tabancali, E. (2016). The relationship between teachers’ job satisfaction and loneliness at the workplace. Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 66, 263-280.
14. Tohidi, H. (2011). Teamwork productivity & effectiveness in an organization base on rewards, leadership, training, goals, wage, size, motivation, measurement and information technology. Procedia Computer Science, 3, 1137-1146.
15. Wright, S. L., Burt, C. D., & Strongman, K. T. (2008). Loneliness in the workplace: construct definition and scale development. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 35(2), 59-68.
Published March 7, 2018
How to Cite
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D. C. Promsri, “Relationship between Loneliness in the Workplace and Deviant Work Behaviors: Evidence from a Thai Government Bank”, sshj, vol. 2, no. 03, pp. 352-357, Mar. 2018.
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