Accession Number : ADA274503
Title : Personnel Selection and White Collar Criminality
Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.
Corporate Author : ARKANSAS UNIV AT LITTLE ROCK
Personal Author(s) : Collins, Judith M
Report Date : Aug 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 71
Abstract : This field research examined psychological characteristics and profiles of upper-level managers who engaged in a specific type of counterproductive job performance: white collar crime. In recent years, performance-personality research has focused on global personality constructs as predictors of job performance. In this study, hypotheses were generated and the performance-personality relationship was investigated from both a personality- specific and higher-order construct approach. The California Psychological Inventory (CPI) was administered to male and female white collar criminals (N=329) incarcerated in 23 U.S. Federal Prisons, and a control group (N=320) of upper-level managers. Logistic and principal factor analyses, and d-value effect sizes, revealed large differences across several personality-specific characteristics, seven higher-level constructs of personal orientation and four types of life-styles. Identifying individuals who may engage in workplace criminality becomes increasingly important for today's organizations where employee decision-making authority is expanded, and where capabilities are enlarged by powerful technology. But many studies-use samples too small to test theories or are based on case analyses with no control groups for statistical comparisons. Further, opportunities for female workplace criminality continue to increase, but no research has investigated female managers such as those of the present study. Results of this empirical study can lead to predictive research involving the management of workplace performance.
Descriptors : *DECISION MAKING , *MANAGEMENT , *CRIMES , TEST AND EVALUATION , CONTROL , GLOBAL , JOBS , ORGANIZATIONS , COMPARISON , PROFILES , LOGISTICS , INVENTORY , MALES , VALUE , HYPOTHESES , PERSONALITY , FEMALES , INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY , PRISONS
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Sociology and Law
Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE