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n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Examination of gender roles in workplace deviance among local government employees in Akoko area of Ondo State, Nigeria

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Abstract

Findings on gender and workplace deviance have been mixed and inconclusive; hence, there is a need to further examine gender differences in workplace deviance, especially in Local Governments where employees' deviant behaviours seem to be highly prevalent. Thus, this study examined gender difference in workplace deviance among Local Government employees in Nigeria. Two hundred employees (male = 100; female = 100) were selected from the four Local Government Areas in Akoko Ondo State, Nigeria using a purposive sampling technique. Their ages ranged from 21 to 57 years ( = 35.99; SD = 11.04). The participants responded to Workplace Deviance Scale. Results of the independent t-test revealed that male Local Government employees showed higher tendencies to exhibit workplace deviant behaviours ( = 64.12) than their female counterparts ( = 22.30). Based on this finding, we suggest that more emphasis should be placed on addressing the issue of workplace deviance among male public sector employees than their female counterparts.

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2016-01-01
2016-12-08
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