Are Dishonest Extraverts More Harmful than Dishonest Introverts? The Interaction Effects of Honesty-Humility and Extraversion in Predicting Workplace Deviance

Applied Psychology: An International Review 2011, 60 (3), 496-516

21 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2014

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In‐Sue Oh

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management

Kibeom Lee

University of Calgary

Michael Ashton

Brock University

Reinout E. de Vries

University of Amsterdam - Department of Communication Science

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Honesty-Humility, one of the six major personality dimensions included in the HEXACO model of personality structure, has previously been found to show negative correlations with workplace deviance. In this study, we hypothesized that Extraversion would moderate the relationship between Honesty-Humility and workplace deviance. In particular, we posited that the relation between Honesty-Humility and workplace deviance would be stronger among employees who are high on Extraversion than among those low on Extraversion. The hypothesis was tested using three different samples across Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands. It was found in two of the three samples that high levels of Extraversion did indeed amplify the relationship between (low) Honesty-Humility and workplace deviance. Results suggest a potentially important role for multiplicative effects of personality variables on workplace criteria.

Suggested Citation

Oh, In-Sue and Lee, Kibeom and Ashton, Michael and de Vries, Reinout E., Are Dishonest Extraverts More Harmful than Dishonest Introverts? The Interaction Effects of Honesty-Humility and Extraversion in Predicting Workplace Deviance (2011). Applied Psychology: An International Review 2011, 60 (3), 496-516. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2401129

In-Sue Oh (Contact Author)

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management ( email )

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Kibeom Lee

University of Calgary ( email )

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Michael Ashton

Brock University ( email )

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St. Catherines, Ontario L2S 3A1
Canada

Reinout E. De Vries

University of Amsterdam - Department of Communication Science ( email )

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Amsterdam, 1018 WB
Netherlands

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