Lucky, Competent, or Just a Cheat? Interactive Effects of Honesty-Humility and Moral Cues on Cheating Behavior.

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serval:BIB_D95312869CB0
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Lucky, Competent, or Just a Cheat? Interactive Effects of Honesty-Humility and Moral Cues on Cheating Behavior.
Journal
Personality & social psychology bulletin
Author(s)
Kleinlogel E.P., Dietz J., Antonakis J.
ISSN
1552-7433 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0146-1672
Publication state
Published
Issued date
02/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
44
Number
2
Pages
158-172
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Despite substantial research on cheating, how and when individual predispositions figure into cheating behavior remains unclear. In Study 1, we investigated to what extent Honesty-Humility predicted cheating behavior. As expected, individuals high on Honesty-Humility were less likely to cheat than were individuals low on this trait. In Study 2, integrating arguments from personality research about traits with arguments from behavioral ethics about moral primes, we examined how Honesty-Humility and situational primes interacted to affect cheating. We found an interaction indicating that individuals high on Honesty-Humility consistently did not cheat much across situational primes, whereas individuals low on Honesty-Humility cheated more when exposed to immoral primes than when exposed to moral primes. Our research invites reflection about the interplay of individual differences in Honesty-Humility and situational cues in predicting cheating, including the design of anti-cheating systems and the context in which these person and situation factors interact.
Keywords
Adult, Cues, Deception, Female, Humans, Male, Morals, Personality, Personality Inventory, Young Adult, Honesty-Humility, cheating, moral primes, performance, policy makers
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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20/08/2019 16:58
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