Individual Differences in Interpersonal Deviance and the Mediating Role of Organizational Culture

Benjamin A. Olabimitan, David E. Okurame


Purpose. This study aims to evaluate individual differences in interpersonal deviance and how organizational culture can mediate these differences among federal civil servants in Nigerian. 
Design/Methodology/Approach.  The study adopted a cross sectional design and Purposive sampling technique in selecting civil servants from Southwestern, Nigeria, who are the participants in this study.
Findings. The results of multiple regression analysis revealed that individual differences jointly predicted interpersonal deviance, while locus of control also had independent influence on interpersonal deviance, there was no gender difference on interpersonal deviance and organizational culture fully mediated the influence of age on interpersonal deviance.
Research limitations/Implications. The study focused on interpersonal deviance in federal civil service, in southwestern, Nigeria, it predictors, how organizational culture can mediate these predictors and how management can prevent this behaviour in federal civil service.
Originality/Value. The study will contribute significantly to ongoing efforts in the country aimed at preventing deviant behaviour in federal civil service and make civil service more responsible and alive to it responsibility of faithfully carrying government programmes.
Paper type. Issues paper.