Counterproductive Work Behavior Checklist (CWB-C)

The two versions (full 45-item and short 32-item) of the Counterproductive Work Behavior Checklist (CWB-C) assess counterproductive work behavior (e.g., aggression, sabotage, theft, and withdrawal). It asks respondents to indicate how often they have done each behavior at work, and it can be used to indicate the behavior of others, such as coworkers or subordinates. Details of the scale and its development are in Spector, P. E., Fox, S., Penney, L. M., Bruursema, K., Goh, A., & Kessler, S. (2006). The dimensionality of counterproductivity: Are all counterproductive behaviors created equal? Journal of Vocational Behavior, 68, 446-460.

NOTICE: The Abuse subscale has been modified by deleting Item 4 (Told people outside the job what a lousy place you work for), leaving the short form with 32 rather than 33 items.

CWB-C Overview

CWB-C Bibliography

Sharing CWB-C results

CWB-C 45-item English version.

CWB-C 32-item Short English version that contains the 5 subscales of abuse, production deviance, sabotage, theft, and withdrawal.

CWB-C 45-item. Hebrew version translated by Saul Fine and Michal Edward.


Note: The CWB-C can be used free of charge for noncommercial educational and research purposes in return for sharing results (See Sharing CWB-C results page). The CWB-C is copyright © 2002, Paul E Spector and Suzy Fox, All rights reserved.

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