Determinants of Constructive Deviance: The Mediator Role of Psychological Ownership

  •  Bora Yildiz    
  •  Lütfihak Alpkan    
  •  Hamza Ates    
  •  Bülent Sezen    


Today’s organizations are more flexible, creative, innovative and decentralized than past organizations. Constructive deviant workplace behaviors have a vital importance for organizations in terms of their positive effects. Although numerous researchers in the literature have tried to determine and clarify antecedents and consequences of constructive deviant behaviors, studies on both psychological ownership and constructive deviance are limited. In this respect, after a literature review on the concept of constructive workplace deviance, this paper provides a theoretical framework on some rarely studied predictors (i.e. psychological ownership, participative decision making, person-organization fit, idealism, justice perception), where psychological ownership is supposed to play a mediator role. Managerial and further research implications are provided.

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