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.
|Advisor:||Warren, Christopher R.|
|Commitee:||Thoman, Dustin B., Whitney, David J.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Organization Theory, Organizational behavior|
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