A sample of 500 male twins is used to demonstrate that counterproductive behaviors across developmental periods and several life domains, including school, non-work, substance use, and work are related. Biometric analyses show that most of the variance in the counterproductivity scales/domains examined, including counterproductivity at work, is attributable to genetic and unique environmental factors. It is also found that a general counterproductivity factor accounts for approximately half of the variance in the specific counterproductivity scales. This general counterproductivity factor is also mostly affected by genetic (75.4%) and unique environmental factors (24.6%).
University of Minnesota M.A. thesis. January 2012. Major: Psychology. Advisors: Matt McGue and Deniz Ones. 1 computer file (PDF); vi, 41 pages.
Stanek, Kevin C..
Counterproductive behaviors: relations and heritabilities of counterproductivity across the life domains.
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