• Ivana Strizović Odsek za psihologiju, Filozofski fakultet, Univerzitet u Novom Sadu



counterproductive work behaviors, job satisfaction, job security, organizational approach, Self-determination Theory


The research was conducted in order to determinate organizational factors that contribute to the development of counterproductive working behaviors. In accordance with the Self-determination Theory, as well as on the basis of previous research results, it was assumed that the perception of greater job uncertainty will be in a positive relation with counterproductive work behaviors. Also, this research assumed that job satisfaction will be in a negative relationship with counterproductive work behaviors, with satisfaction with colleagues and superiors being the most important predictors of counterproductive working behaviors. The survey involved 233 employees, who differed in socio-demographic variables, as well as in type of employment. The results showed that there is a statistically significant correlation between job satisfaction and counterproductive work behaviors, while the assumption of the existence of statistically significant correlation between the frequency of the manifestation of counterproductive work behavior and the perception of job security has not been confirmed. Although the obtained results confirm the importance of organizational factors in explaining counterproductive working behaviors, these factors explain only a small part of the variance of these behaviors. Future research should use the interactionist approach according to which the expression of counterproductive working behaviors can best be predicted if personality traits of employees and characteristics of the organization are known.


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