Workload, career stagnation, and counterproductive work behavior among Academic Staff of Public Universities in Uganda
Mugenyi, Katabaazi Davies
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The purpose of the study was to establish the relationship between workload, career stagnation and counterproductive work behaviors among academic staff of public universities in Uganda. The study aimed to achieve the following objectives; to investigate the relationship between Workload and Counterproductive Workplace Behaviors, to examine the relationship between Workload and Career Stagnation, to establish the relationship between Career Stagnation and Counterproductive Workplace Behavior. A cross sectional survey design using quantitative approach was adopted and data was collected from a sample of 80 lecturers from two public universities. The researcher used the Pearson correlation coefficient (r) to test the hypothesis. Findings revealed a negative relationship between workload and counterproductive workplace behaviors which implied that the amount of workload does not necessarily determine the occurrence of counterproductive workplace behaviors. A negative relationship between workload and career stagnation was revealed, which implied that the high prevalence of Counterproductive workplace behaviors is not associated with career stagnation among lecturers in public universities. A positive relationship between career stagnation and counterproductive workplace behavior was revealed which implied that career stagnation increases the likelihood of counterproductive workplace behaviors. The researcher recommended that researchers should explore further the depth of the effect of workload on career stagnation and counterproductive workplace behaviors, as well as career stagnation on counterproductive workplace behaviors; especially focusing on the facets of each variable and how they are associated.