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.
The 10-item form has half organization-focused and half person-focused items, but we have only used it as a total score. It can be cited as Spector, P. E., Bauer, J. A., & Fox, S. (2010). Measurement artifacts in the assessment of counterproductive work behavior and organizational citizenship behavior: Do we know what we think we know? Journal of Applied Psychology, 95(4), 781-790. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0019477NOTICE: 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.
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 10-item English version.
CWB-C 32-item German Version Shows English and German items.
CWB-C 45-item Hebrew version translated by Saul Fine and Michal Edward.
CWB-C 45-item Italian version translated by Claudio Barbaranelli, Roberta Fida, and Mario Gualandri. For details see Barbaranelli, C., Fida, R., & Gualandri, M. (2013). Assessing counterproductive work behavior: A study on the dimensionality of CWB-Checklist. TPM-Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 20(3), 235-248.
CWB-C 45-item Romanian version translated by Dr. Coralia Sulea and Dr. Dragos Iliescu.
CWB-C 32-item Romanian version translated by Dr. Coralia Sulea and Dr. Dragos Iliescu.
CWB-C 10-item Romanian version translated by Dr. Coralia Sulea and Dr. Dragos Iliescu.
CWB-C 45-item Spanish version translated by Ivonne Moreno-Velázquez and students, 2014.
CWB-C 32-item Urdu version translated by Khalida Rauf and Asim Farooq, 2014. For more information on the two Urdu versions see Rauf, K., & Farooq, A. (2014). Adaptation and validation of Counterproductive Work Behavior Checklist (45 and 32). International Journal of Novel Research in Humanity and social Sciences, 1, 39-49.
CWB-C 45-item Urdu version translated by Khalida Rauf and Asim Farooq, 2014.
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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