Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica, Vol 16, No 1 (2020)

Job Characteristics and Deviant Behaviour among Employees of Selected Public and Private Universities in Ondo and Ekiti State, Nigeria

Obalade Oluwafunmilayo Grace, Niyi Israel Akeke


There is dearth of empirical study on the effect of job characteristics on deviant behaviour in Nigeria, especially in the education sector. Primary data were collected from the academic and administrative staff of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), AfeBabalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) and Elizade University, Ilara-mokin (EU) with the aid of questionnaires. Both the descriptive and inferential statistics were employed for the purpose of analyses. The results of the simple regressions shows that Job characteristic factors such as position, level of influence, relevance and feedback, role performed, position occupied, autonomy enjoyed etc. help to ameliorate rather than worsen deviant behaviour in the selected public and private universities.


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