Employee Obsolescence and Counterproductive Work Behaviour among Employees of Government Organizations and Departments

Rishipal ., Nidhi Jain


Employees can survive in the organizations only if they become accustomed continuously with the changing environment. Employees working in different field areas confront with frequent changes and technological innovations at their work place. Employees who are not able to match with such changes of work place get frustrated and may indulge in Counterproductive Work Behavior. Present research has focused on the issues of Employee Obsolescence and Counterproductive Work Behavior among employees. To conduct the research, a sample of 224 employees working at various positions in government organizations and departments was selected randomly on availability basis. Chosen subjects were tested for employee obsolescence and Counterproductive Work Behavior by using Professional Obsolescence Scale (Chauhan 2000) and Counterproductive Work Behavior Checklist (CWB-C) (Paul E. Spector, 2006) respectively. Tested subjects were divided into two groups of 72 subjects each. These two groups of obsolete and non-obsolete employees were tested for their Counterproductive Work Behavior. Findings of the study show that mean score for Counterproductive Work Behavior of obsolete employee’s group (116.67) was very high in comparison to the mean score (64.01) of non-obsolete employee’s group. To examine the difference between mean score values for Counterproductive Work Behavior among obsolete and non-obsolete employee’s group, t-test was used. T-test value (t = 3.57, p < 0.05) shows that there was significant difference between the mean score values of obsolete employee’s group and non-obsolete employee’s group which means there was positive and significant difference in the tendency of Counterproductive Work Behavior among obsolete and non-obsolete employee’s groups. Obsolete employees were having higher tendency of Counterproductive Work Behavior in comparison to non-obsolete employees.

Keywords: Counterproductive Work Behavior, Employee Obsolescence, Employees, Technological Changes, Obsolete, Non-Obsolete

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