Deviance


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Deviance

Conspicuous dissimilarity with, or variation from, customarily acceptable behavior.

Deviance implies a lack of compliance to societal norms, such as by engaging in activities that are frowned upon by society and frequently have legal sanctions as well, for example, the illegal use of drugs.

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The findings further suggest that prosocial values are important as deterrents against general deviance as well as academic dishonesty.
Affective event theory developed by Weiss and Cropanzano (1996) explains how customer aggression can lead to destructive deviance.
In this regard, it is showed that deviance is "any act, conduct or expression that violates written or unwritten rules of society or of a particular social group.
As this paper studied and examined the impact of production deviance quadrant of Robinson and Bennett's typology of workplace deviance on an individual performance, so this variable (construct) has been assessed by using 7 items of production deviance as per the measures established by Bennett and Robinson's (2000).
Specifically, labeling theory and cognitive consistency theories are offered to the deviance literature for the first time.
Social identity theory can help us in the analysis of deviance (Hogg & Terry, 2000) as individuals identify with social groups on the basis of emotions and values (Tajfel, 1972).
In their chapter Michalak and Ashkanasy discuss counterproductive work behavior (CWB), organizational misbehavior, interpersonal deviance (bullying, sexual harassment, incivility), and organizational deviance (sabotage, theft, unauthorized absenteeism).
Thus, the second step in the criminalization of juvenile behavior is its classification as either primary or secondary deviance, as a result of symbolic interaction.
Tasked with the impossible, the Sternins wondered if the concept of positive deviance, codified by Tufts University nutrition professor Marian Zeitlin, might hold promise.
Essays 2-6 explore the issues of reductionism and causal deviance surrounding CTA.
Positive deviance has been used in diverse health-related interventions, but has not previously been used in weight-loss interventions," Kraschnewski said.
The positive deviance process was introduced to leaders from the medical center and dialysis center in early 2010.