Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A longitudinal study on the relationship between workplace harassment and cyberloafing
by Kim, Joan M., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 80; 1522235
Abstract (Summary)

The current study examined the relationship between general and sexual workplace harassment and a form of counterproductive work behaviors (CWBs) called cyberloafing. Cyberloafing involves the misuse of the Internet at work for personal purposes. The role of mood was explored as a mediator of the relationship between workplace harassment and cyberloafing. The sample was composed of 67 (44 females, 23 males) currently employed participants with Internet access at work. Participants completed daily diaries at the end of each workday for 2 weeks assessing CWBs, including cyberloafing, general and sexual workplace harassment, and mood.

Results showed that greater degrees of general and sexual workplace harassment were not related to higher levels of cyberloafing. Furthermore, mood did not significantly mediate the relationship between workplace harassment and cyberloafing. However, results revealed that higher levels of negative emotions at work were positively related to general and sexual workplace harassment and counterproductive work behaviors.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Warren, Christopher R.
Commitee: Thoman, Dustin B., Whitney, David J.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Organization Theory, Organizational behavior
Keywords:
Publication Number: 1522235
ISBN: 978-1-267-97728-1
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