Thesis Title

The Development and Preliminary Psychometric Investigation of an Implicit Association Test to Measure Integrity in the Workplace

Author

Jo Ann Lewis

Date of Graduation

Summer 2007

Degree

Master of Science in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Committee Chair

Donald Fischer

Keywords

workplace, integrity, implicit association test, honesty, character, conscientiousness, trustworthiness, dependability, reliability, implicit cognition, personality

Subject Categories

Psychology

Abstract

This research used a recently developed psychometric technique - the Implicit Association Test (IAT) - to develop a measure of personal integrity in the workplace and investigate some of the psychometric properties of this measure. In particular, the reliability (internal consistency and temporal stability) of an Integrity IAT was examined and its relationship with other theoretically related measures (both explicit and implicit) as predicted by the Greenwald et al. (2002) Unified Theory of Implicit Social Cognition. Although results raise questions about the Integrity IAT's reliability, some support was found for the construct validity of the measure. The potential of the IAT to measure dispositional attributes of interest in industrial-organizational psychology and the direction future research efforts should pursue are discussed.

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