Accession Number:

ADA249985

Title:

Temperament Constructs Related to Betrayal of Trust

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE PERSONNEL SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

1991-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE