Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Psychology
implicit association test, character failure, psychopathy, dark triad, integrity, personality, counterproductive work behavior, organizational citizenship behavior
Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Organization Development
The present study examined the incremental predictive validity of two overt-based Implicit Association Tests (IATs) and three personality-based IATs for behavior related to integrity and character. The overt-based IATs assess attributes related to self and honesty. The personality-based IATs assess attributes related to the “dark triad” of personality – Machiavellianism, subclinical narcissism, and subclinical psychopathy. A temptation manipulation provided opportunities for subjects to lie, cheat, and steal on a number finding task, to receive a greater financial reward. In addition to the five IATs, subjects also completed five explicit (self-report) overt and personality-based integrity measures. Findings did not support the predictive power or the incremental validity of the IATs but the impression management subscale of the explicit personality-based Paulhus Deception Scale could predict the criterion behavior for only those who lied.
© Andrew C. Schneider
Schneider, Andrew C., "Investigation of the Predictive Validity of Implicit and Explicit Measures of Integrity" (2017). MSU Graduate Theses. 3136.