The Relationship Between Work Integrity and Other Variables and Behaviors

Keywords: work integrity, counterproductive work behavior, working population, personnel selection

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the work integrity relationship between behaviors directly influenced by integrity of employers and employees, and variables that may enhance or hinder the integrity levels in the relationships between industrial and organizational psychology. The study included one sample of 121 participants tested in the Czech Republic, using an integrity test, personality tests, morality assessments, a social desirability scale, and tests focusing on undesirable and deviant work behaviors. The linear regression model proposed significant predictors of integrity with a positive effect: work years, Openness to new experiences, Conscientiousness, and Impression management, thus representing enhancing integrity factors. Non-clinical psychopathy was found to be the only significant predictor of a negative effect, hence demonstrating a hindering integrity factor. Although integrity predicts work-related undesirable behavior and moral disengagement, testing during the recruitment process is costly. Our findings illustrate a set of variables that enhance or hinder integrity levels. Therefore, this study may provide alternative means for measuring or re-evaluating integrity test results.

Published
2021-03-01
How to Cite
Příhodová, T., Preiss, M., Heissler, R., Straková, E., Sanders, E. M., & Harsa, P. (2021). The Relationship Between Work Integrity and Other Variables and Behaviors. Studia Psychologica, 63(1), 24-42. https://doi.org/10.31577/sp.2021.01.812