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Honesty-humility and a person-situation interaction at work

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Person-situation interactions have attracted researchers' attention for decades. Likewise, the current work focuses on the interaction of honesty-humility and situational conditions in bringing about counterproductive work behaviour (CWB). As such, we introduce perceptions of organizational politics as a situational construct representing an opportunity for CWB. In a sample of N = 148 employees we found that particularly individuals low in honesty-humility were affected by situational circumstances. By contrast, those high in honesty-humility reported practically the same (lower) amount of CWB independent of the level of perceptions of organizational politics. In other words, employees low in honesty-humility were especially likely to condition their behaviour on environmental factors, a result that mirrors previous findings.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEuropean Journal of Personality
Vol/bind24
Udgave nummer7
Sider (fra-til)569-582
Antal sider14
ISSN0890-2070
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 nov. 2010

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