Accession Number:

ADA534399

Title:

Expanding the Boundaries of Behavioral Integrity in Organizations

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

248.0

Abstract:

Behavioral integrity BI, defined as a perceived pattern of alignment or misalignment between a targets words and deeds Simons, 2002 19, has recently emerged as an interesting organizational construct, predicting a number of important outcomes. BI represents a potentially critical antecedent to trust formation, and may be an important cognitive mechanism in other related areas of interest i.e., cynicism, deviant behavior, accountability, and political skill. This dissertation conceptually discusses potential antecedents to BI perceptions i.e., managers political skill and felt accountability intensity, and empirically examines the causal paths relating subordinates BI perceptions to their trust in their managers, cynicism toward the organization, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, task performance, and deviant behavior. In addition, it proposed that organizational cynicism mediated the relationship between trust and attitudinal, but not behavioral, outcomes. The structural equation model confirmed BIs role as a significant antecedent of trust, which, in turn, was related to cynicism, commitment, and deviant behavior.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE