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Nikita Jain1 and Rekha Dhingra1

First Published 31 Jul 2023.
Article Information Volume 4, Issue 1 June 2023
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Nikita Jain, Department of Commerce¸ Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana 124001, India.

1Department of Commerce, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, India

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Workplace deviant includes any act that is significantly different from what is considered acceptable by prescribed norms. Deviant workplace conduct is not uncommon and is a regular phenomenon in the workplace. It can be found in all sorts of businesses and at all levels of management. Thus, there is a need for study in this area. The publication of workplace deviant behavior has grown steadily, and the trends have been increasing consistently. As a result, the study focuses on examining the scientific literature on workplace deviant behavior research. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the evolution of the concept. It also aims at analyzing which academics, countries, and journals are most interested in this area, the most relevant affiliations and collaborations, and which research has the greatest influence. Based on the “keywords” search results, the Scopus Database was used to compile literature on workplace behavior from 1997 to 2022. This study included 357 papers that were relevant for the analysis from the Scopus Database. The findings revealed that research into workplace deviant behavior has been strengthened during the last few years. This research draws upon findings and current information to give readers a glimpse into the future of workplace behavior research.


Workplace deviant behavior, bibliometric analysis, constructive deviant, destructive deviant, positive workplace deviant behavior, negative workplace deviant behavior


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