Examining the effects of sleep deprivation on workplace deviance: A self-regulatory perspective

Michael S. Christian, Aleksander P.J. Ellis

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Abstract

The causes of workplace deviance are of increasing interest to organizations. We integrate psychological and neurocognitive perspectives to examine the effects of sleep deprivation on workplace deviance. Utilizing self-regulatory resource theories, we argue that sleep deprivation decreases individuals' self-control while increasing hostility, resulting in increased workplace deviance. We test our hypotheses using two samples: one comprised of nurses from a large medical center and another comprised of undergraduate students participating in a lab study. Results from both samples largely converge in supporting our hypotheses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)913-934
Number of pages22
JournalAcademy of Management Journal
Volume54
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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