Job Insecurity, Employment Status and Perceived Organisational Support as Predictors of Workplace Deviance Behaviour Among Bankers
Keywords:Deviant behaviour, perceived job insecurity, Organizational support theory
Deviant behaviour has become rampant among commercial bank workers in Nigeria. As such, this study aimed at exploring and understanding the role of perceived job insecurity, employment status and perceived organisational support as predictors of deviant behaviour among commercial bank workers. Purposive sampling technique was adopted because of the peculiar sample was employed to select 482 bankers who were used as the participants of the study. The participants consisted of 260 males and 222 females, with a mean age of 31.72 years, standard deviation of 6.88 and age range of 20 to 54 years. Perceived job insecurity, perceived organisational support questionnaire and Bankers’ workplace deviance scale were validated and used. Results revealed that employment status was a significant predictor of bankers’ deviant behaviour at β = .14, t = 2.70, p <.05. Additionally, Perceived organisational support and Perceived job insecurity also predicted banker’s deviant behaviour at β = .12, t = 2.21, p <.05 and β = .12, t = 2.29, p <.01 respectively. This study revealed that management need to exercise caution in showing concern towards the contributions and welfare of their employees.