publication . Article . Other literature type . 2011

A meta-analysis of the Dark Triad and work behavior: a social exchange perspective.

Donelson R. Forsyth; Ernest H. O'Boyle; George C. Banks; Michael A. McDaniel;
Open Access
  • Published: 24 Oct 2011
We reviewed studies of the Dark Triad (DT) personality traits--Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy-and meta-analytically examined their implications for job performance and counterproductive work behavior (CWB). Relations among the DT traits and behaviors were extracted from original reports published between 1951 and 2011 of 245 independent samples (N = 43,907). We found that reductions in the quality of job performance were consistently associated with increases in Machiavellianism and psychopathy and that CWB was associated with increases in all 3 components of the DT, but that these associations were moderated by such contextual factors as authorit...
free text keywords: Applied Psychology, Dark triad, Developmental psychology, Personality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Social psychology, Big Five personality traits, Job performance, Counterproductive work behavior, Psychology, Work behavior, Machiavellianism, Psychopathy, medicine.disease, medicine
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