Self-Efficacy and Political Deviant Behaviour in the Cameroonian Public Service

Self-Efficacy and Political Deviant Behaviour in the Cameroonian Public Service


Ph.D in occupationnal and organisational psychology. Lecturer/Researcher/Assistant at the Faculty of Education of the University of Yaounde I

This paper investigates the relationship between self-efficacy and deviant behaviour at work by cameroonian civil servants. The problem raised by this research is that of the practice of deviant political behavior at work by public officials in Cameroon. According to Robinson & Bennett (1997), this is administrative gossip; administrative favoritism, spreading rumors and blaming colleagues and / or users unnecessarily and without reason. The objective of this research is to show that a self-efficient employee does not practice deviant political behaviors at work. Such an objective is part of the research axis of the psychological and developmental sciences, precisely in the field of organizational and occupationnal psychology. The data collection method is the survey and the tool is the questionnary in the form of measurement scales. Simple random sampling yielded the sample of 500 participants. The self-efficacy scale is that of Sherer and Coll (2005) translated and adapted by Chambon (2013) and the deviance scale is that of Bennett and Robinson (2000). Data collection took place in Yaoundé and the analysis was descriptive and regressive. 70% of the participants in this research believe that the practice of deviant political behavior is a reality in public service Cameroon. HRI: β = 0.25; HR2: β = 0.21; HR3: β =0.22: these results show that the three hypotheses are not validated. P = 0.000 the hypothesis is significant. Our regression result based on data collected on a sample of 500 civil servants shows that a self-efficient employee can produce deviant political behavior at work. A self-efficient employee can also produce deviant political behavior at work.

Keywords: self-efficacy, political deviant behavior.

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MENGOUA PLACIDE.SELF-EFFICACY AND POLITICAL DEVIANT BEHAVIOUR IN THE CAMEROONIAN PUBLIC SERVICE. International Journal of Psychological Research and Reviews, 2021, 4:55. DOI: 10.28933/ijprr-2021-08-2605


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