Journal article

Employment Precarity Strengthens the Relationships Between the Dark Triad and Professional Commitment

Leah M Kaufmann, Melissa A Wheeler, Victor E Sojo

Frontiers in Psychology | Frontiers Media SA | Published : 2021

Abstract

The Dark Triad traits of Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy have been found to negatively impact work behaviors including information sharing, reporting of unethical conduct, and mistreatment of colleagues and subordinates. However, research has found the Dark Triad can also be related to forms of organizational commitment which underpin positive work behaviors, including engaging in tasks and duties beyond those required (i.e., “going above and beyond”). Professional commitment is a broader form of commitment that has been found to be significantly related to organizational commitment, sharing antecedents, and having similar outcomes. Professional commitment, the affective, norma..

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