Date of Graduation

Summer 2015

Degree

Master of Science in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Committee Chair

Donald Fischer

Keywords

implicit association test, character failure, psychopathy, dark triad, integrity, personality, counterproductive work behavior, organizational citizenship behavior

Subject Categories

Psychology

Abstract

The present study examined the incremental predictive validity of four personality-based Implicit Association Tests (IATs) for behavior related to integrity and character. Unlike overt-based IATs, the personality-based IATs assess attributes related to dark-side personality syndromes. A temptation manipulation provided opportunities for subjects to follow or break rules and blow the whistle or remain silent when queried about the rule compliance of a confederate and the theft of a wallet. In addition to the four personality-based IATs, subjects also completed five explicit (self-report) overt and personality-based integrity measures and two overt-based IAT measures. Findings generally supported the incremental validity of the new IATs for rule compliance and whistle blowing behavior; although, the magnitude of the incremental effects found were modest and inconsistent across criterion measures.

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© Maryann Elaine Stassen

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