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Explaining Unethical Business Decisions: The role of personality,environment, and states

de Vries, Reinout E. and Pathak, Raghuvar D. and van Gelder, Jean-Louis and Singh, Gurmeet (2017) Explaining Unethical Business Decisions: The role of personality,environment, and states. Personality and Individual Differences, 117 . pp. 188-197. ISSN 0191-8869

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    Abstract

    A trait-environment-state model of Unethical Business Decisions was developed and tested in two studies in a Pacific Islands setting (i.e., Fiji and the Marshall Islands). In Study 1 (N = 212), we conceptualized and operationalized the environment using two situational variables named ‘Perceived Environmental Corruption’ (PEC) and ‘Perceived Environmental Normativeness’ (PEN). Both environmental variables were (respectively positively and negatively) related to Unethical Business Decisions through the states Felt Lure, Perceived Risk, and (to a lesser extent) Negative Affect. In Study 2 (N = 235), we replicated these findings and additionally showed that HEXACO Honesty-Humility was negatively related to Unethical Business Decisions through Felt Lure and Negative Affect. Furthermore, an interaction between Honesty-Humility and Perceived Environmental Corruption on Felt Lure was observed, indicating that the negative relation between Honesty-Humility and Felt Lure was stronger when the environment was perceived to afford corruption than when it was not.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > Graduate School of Business
    Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Management and Public Administration
    Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca
    Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 14:17
    Last Modified: 19 Jun 2017 14:17
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9972
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