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Title: INFLUENCE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL OWNERSHIP, LOCUS OF CONTROL AND LEADERSHIP STYLES ON DEVIANT BEHAVIOUR AMONG STAFF OF BENUE STATE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
Authors: IGBAAKAA, JAMES AONDOAKAA
Keywords: INFLUENCE, PSYCHOLOGICAL OWNERSHIP, LOCUS OF CONTROL, LEADERSHIP STYLES, DEVIANT BEHAVIOUR, STAFF, BENUE STATE, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
Issue Date: Jul-2019
Publisher: NONE
Citation: NONE
Series/Report no.: NONE;NONE
Abstract: This study examined the influence of psychological ownership, work-locus of control, and leadership styles on workplace deviant behaviour among Staff of Benue State Internal Revenue Service. The cross sectional survey design was adopted in the study. Simple random sampling technique was used in selecting 239 employees of Benue State Internal Revenue Service (BIRS) who participated in the study. They were within the age range of 20 – 50 years with mean age of 32 years (SD=5.86), comprising of 144(60.3%) males, 85(35.6%) females, and 10(4.2%) who did not indicate their sex. Data were collected using the Workplace Deviance Questionnaire, the Psychological Ownership Questionnaire, the Work Locus of Control Scale (WLCS), and the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ). Four hypotheses were tested using simple and standard multiple linear regression. The results revealed that both preventive and promotive dimensions of psychological ownership did not significantly influence workplace deviant behaviour among staff of Benue State Internal Revenue Service. It was also found that locus of control had significant influence on workplace deviant behaviour where people with external locus of control are less likely to engage in workplace deviant behaviours while those with internal locus of control are more likely to engage in workplace deviant behaviours. The findings further indicated that leadership styles had significant joint influence on workplace deviant behaviour among staff of Benue State Internal Revenue Service. Specifically, transformational leadership style had significant positive influence on workplace deviant behaviour, laissez-faire leadership style also had significant positive influence on workplace deviant behaviour, and transactional leadership style significantly and negatively influenced workplace deviant behaviour among staff of Benue State Internal Revenue Service. Finally, it was found that psychological ownership, work locus of control and leadership styles had no significant joint influence on workplace deviant behaviour among staff of Benue State Internal Revenue Service. Based on the findings of this study, it was concluded that psychological ownership did not have much influence on deviant workplace behaviour while locus of control and leadership styles are significant determinants of deviant workplace behaviour. The study recommends that the management of Benue State Internal Revenue Service should, instead of giving permanent employment especially to the field staff, give employment on contract basis, among other recommendations.
URI: http://bsuir.bsum.edu.ng:8080/jspui/handle/11409/565
ISSN: NONE
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