Master of Science (MS)
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Integrity Test, Personality, Trait
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This thesis was conducted to empirically examine and compare the different conceptualizations of the integrity test construct identified in previous research. The conceptualizations assert that integrity tests measure a major trait (i.e., Conscientiousness or Honesty-Humility), a combination of major traits, or a combination of minor traits (personality facets). The general fit and predictive validity (of counterproductive work behavior, or CWB) of each conceptualization was tested.
Psychology undergraduates (N = 436) participated via online surveys containing two personality scales, two integrity tests, and a CWB scale. The results most support the conceptualizations of integrity as either solely the broad trait Conscientiousness or a combination of Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism. Statistical issues were encountered with the models of several conceptualizations due to the number of predictors used and high multicollinearity between them. A closer examination revealed that integrity tests mostly encompass behaviors typically associated with the traits Conscientiousness and Agreeableness.
Laginess, Andrew J., "Mapping Integrity in the Domain of Trait Personality" (2016). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3365.
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