Yielding to (cyber)-temptation: Exploring the buffering role of self-control in the relationship between organizational justice and cyberloafing behavior in the workplace

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Restubog, Simon Lloyd D., Garcia, Patrick Raymund J. M., Toledano, Lemuel S., Amarnani, Rajiv, Tolentino, Laramie R. and Tang, Robert L.. (2011). Yielding to (cyber)-temptation: Exploring the buffering role of self-control in the relationship between organizational justice and cyberloafing behavior in the workplace. Journal of Research in Personality. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2011.01.006
AuthorsRestubog, Simon Lloyd D., Garcia, Patrick Raymund J. M., Toledano, Lemuel S., Amarnani, Rajiv, Tolentino, Laramie R. and Tang, Robert L.
Abstract

Guided by the Strength Model of Self-control (Muraven & Baumeister, 2000) and the General Theory of Crime (Gottfredson & Hirschi, 1990), we examined the role of self-control in buffering the negative relationship between perceived organizational justice and cyberloafing behavior. Two hundred thirty-eight employee and co-worker dyads participated in the study. Organizational justice negatively predicted cyberloafing behavior, though this relationship had ceased to be statistically significant after controlling for gender, age, and hours of internet use for work-related activities. In addition, self-control moderated this relationship. Specifically, there was a stronger negative relationship between perceived organizational justice and cyberloafing for employees with high as opposed to low levels of self-control.

KeywordsCounterproductive behaviors; Cyberloafing; Self-control; Self-regulation
Year2011
JournalJournal of Research in Personality
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2011.01.006
Research GroupCentre for Sustainable HRM and Wellbeing
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EditorsR. E. Lucas
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