Value for honesty as a function of Machiavellianism and participation in a dishonest act

Tribbe, Patrick D. (1978) Value for honesty as a function of Machiavellianism and participation in a dishonest act. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The present study determined high and low Machiavellians ranking of the value Honesty on Rokeach's Value Survey. Secondly, the study investigated how these rankings are affected by the subject’s participation in a dishonest act. Eight groups of ten subjects were tested in a 2x2x2 factorial design employing two levels of Machiavellianism, two levels of justification for cheating, and cheating, non-cheating groups. In initial ranking of the value Honesty, high Machiavellians appear to place a lesser importance on the value of Honesty when compared to low Machiavellians. Secondly, justification and cheating behavior interact to affect the subject's ranking of the value Honesty.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5851
Item ID: 5851
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaf 39.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Psychology
Science, Faculty of > Psychology
Date: 1978
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Machiavellianism (Psychology); Honesty

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