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Keywords: counterproductive work behaviors, stressor-emotion model, structural equation model, stress, job stressors, frustration-aggression.
The aim of this paper is to examine, for the first time in Italy, the stressoremotion model of counterproductive work behaviors. Relations among job stressors, negative emotional reactions to work, counterproductive work behavior, were investigated on a sample of more than 1.000 employees of both public and private sector. Results of structural equation models are consistent with the theoretical framework and highlight the role of job stressors (interpersonal conflicts, workload, organizational constraints) in influencing negative emotions that in turn influence both organizational and interpersonal counterproductive work behaviors.