Emotional Intelligence and Organizational Citizenship Behavior as Antecedents of Students’ Deviance

  •  Shaiful Annuar Khalid    
  •  Kamsol Mohamed Kassim    
  •  Mohammad Ismail    
  •  Ahmad Nizan Md Noor    
  •  Norshimah Abdul Rahman    
  •  Rozihana Shekh Zain    


This study examines the influence of personal factors, emotional intelligence and organizational citizenship behaviors on deviant behaviors. The data are taken from 263 undergraduate business students from a public university located on the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia. The findings of this study indicated that sportsmanship and emotional intelligence significantly and negatively associated with deviant behaviors. Our results also indicate that male students and those with lower academic achievement had significantly higher level of deviant behaviors. In the last section, we discuss these results and identify limitations and future research agenda. 

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