Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Corporate Psychopaths and Their Proclivity for Infiltrating Organizations
by Rardin, Emily A., M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2017, 52; 10275638
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to examine the size (small, medium, or large), type (traditional vs. teamwork-based), and state (chaotic vs. organized) of organizations that are most attractive to corporate psychopaths. By identifying the specific types of organizations which are most attractive to a psychopathic candidate, it becomes easier to know where and when screening methods specifically for psychopathy should be applied during the hiring process. Using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, 188 participants responded to items measuring corporate psychopathy, organizational structure of their current workplace, and several demographic questions. Only one of the three hypotheses was confirmed, suggesting that people higher in psychopathic traits are more attracted to organizations with chaotic environments. No significant relationships were found between psychopathic traits and size or type of the organization.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Nadler, Joel
Commitee: Bartels, Lynn, Ro, Eunyoe
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 56/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Organizational behavior
Keywords: Corporate psychopathy, Organizational attractiveness, Psychopathy
Publication Number: 10275638
ISBN: 978-0-355-05147-6
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