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Research on Social Studies

Mehmet Ali İçbay, Hasan Arslan and Frederic Jacobs

This book is a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The topics in the book include a wide range of studies from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teachers’ image on newspapers, from the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level to the role of organizational silence on the academicians’ loneliness in the working life.

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Research on the Effect of Academicians’ Demographic Characteristics on Organisational Deviance Behaviour


1. Introduction

Under intensive competition, modern organisations have to incorporate employees with various characteristics. Analysing those characteristics gains importance in order to increase performance and job satisfaction levels and to gain a competitive advantage against other organisations. It is a fact that employees display behaviours in line with their demographic characteristics. Said behaviours direct employees to positive activities such as organisational citizenship intended for organisation’s purposes. On the other hand, negative behaviours push them to behaviours undesired by the organisation. Those negative behaviours, named as deviant workplace behaviours, can be classified into two categories that are organisational and interpersonal (Bennett & Robinson, 2000, p. 351).

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