Accession Number : ADA249985


Title :   Temperament Constructs Related to Betrayal of Trust


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : DEFENSE PERSONNEL SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Parker, Joseph P ; Wiskoff, Martin F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a249985.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 86


Abstract : A literature review was conducted with the aim of defining the temperament constructs that could be related to trust betrayal and identifying a set of existing instruments for measuring these traits. Three constructs thought to exercise some influence on acts of espionage were identified: lack of self- control, risk-taking, and a sense of alienation. Studies in white-collar crime using temperament, biodata, and integrity instruments provided empirical evidence for the use of such tests in identifying potential betrayers within organizations. It is argued that white-collar crimes such as embezzlement may be used as surrogates in the study of espionage. The impact that other factors such as prior self-justifications and occupational norms have on trust betrayal is discussed within a motivational framework. Future research is proposed.


Descriptors :   *ESPIONAGE , EMBEZZLEMENT , COMMERCE , ORGANIZATIONS , RISK , IMPACT , THEORY , INVENTORY , CALIFORNIA , APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY , PSYCHOLOGY , PSYCHOMETRICS , CRIMES , THEFT , TEST AND EVALUATION , CONTROL


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Intelligence


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE