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Honesty in the workplace

Author: Murphy, Kevin R. Series: Cypress series in work and science Publisher: Wadsworth, 1993. ; Brooks Cole, 1993.Language: EnglishDescription: 252 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0534154921Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Honesty in the Workplace Contents CHAPTER ONE Understanding Honesty in the Workplace 1 Honesty and Dishonesty in the Workplace 1 Standards for Evaluating Honesty 2 Incidence and Extent of Dishonesty in the Workplace 9 Types of Dishonesty 15 Property and Production Deviance 15 Types versus Levels of Deviance and Dishonesty 18 Psychological Research on Dishonesty and Deception 24 Influence of People, Situations, and Person x Situation Interactions 26 Summary 30 CHAPTER TWO Honesty and Dishonesty in the Workplace: Who and Why 32 Employee Theft 32 Who Steals 33 Why People Steal 35 Three Perspectives on Employee Theft 43 Corporate Corruption and White-Collar Crime 47 Motivation for White-Collar Crimes 48 Honesty in the Face of Consequences: Whistle-Blowing in Organizations 50 Who Blows the Whistle and Why 52 Internal versus External WhistleBlowing 54 Personal versus Situational Variables as Predictors of Whistle-Blowing 56 Summary 57 CHAPTER THREE Problems in Predicting and Detecting Dishonesty and Deception 59 Detecting Dishonesty 59 Steps in Detecting Deception and Dishonesty 60 Decision Errors 65 Factors Affecting the Accuracy of Classifications 68 Reliability and Validity of Classification Methods 69 Situational Factors 76 Decision Strategies 80 Optimal Situations for Detecting Deception 83 Who, What, and Why 83 Summary 85 CHAPTER FOUR Physiological, Behavioral, and Other Indirect Methods of Detection 87 Using Physiological and Behavioral Measures to Detect Deception 87 The Polygraph 88 Voice Stress Analysis 102 Graphology 103 Behavioral Cues to Deception and Dishonesty 107 Employee Drug Testing 109 Summary 113 CHAPTER FIVE Using Self-Reports to Detect Deception and Dishonesty 115 Integrity Tests 115 What Do Integrity Tests Measure? 116 Uses of Integrity Testing 120 Validity of Integrity Tests 122 Reactions to Integrity Testing 131 Trends in Integrity Testing 133 Other Self-Report Methods 134 Using Biographical Data 135 Personality Tests and Integrity 136 Integrity Interviews 139 Summary 140 CHAPTER SIX Situational Causes, Correlates, and Methods of Control 142 Defining Situations 142 Situational Variables Relevant to Workplace Honesty 144 Situational Influences on Individual and Organizational Misconduct 148 Normative Influences on Workplace Honesty and Dishonesty 149 Development of Norms Supporting Dishonesty 153 Unofficial Rewards 158 Enforcement of Norms 160 Controlling Honesty and Dishonesty by Manipulating the Situation 162 Security Systems 163 Using Signs, Reminders, and Feedback to Reduce Theft 166 Rewards for Reporting Dishonesty 167 Providing Alternatives to Theft 167 Evaluating Situational Interventions 168 Summary 169 CHAPTER SEVEN Encouraging Honesty in Organisations 171 Discouraging Dishonesty versus Encouraging Honesty 172 Effects of Organizational Environment and Culture 173 Organizations That Encourage Dishonesty 173 Modeling Honesty 174 Example from the Top 174 Applications of Learning Theory 176 Organizational Socialization 179 Business Ethics 182 Theories of Ethical Behavior 182 Ethics and Business 186 Training in Business Ethics 189 Applying Ethical Principles: Decision Aids 191 Structural Approaches to Increasing Honesty 192 Codes of Ethics 192 Individuals and Groups Responsible for Encouraging Honesty 195 Summary 197 Pitfalls and Promise in the Pursuit of Honesty in Organizations 199 Gaps in Our Knowledge about Honesty in the Workplace 200 Estimating the Frequency and Seriousness of Workplace Dishonesty 200 Understanding the Meaning and Measurement of Base Rates 201 Importance of People and Situations in Determining Honesty 204 Unanticipated Side Effects of Honesty Interventions 205 CHAPTER EIGHT Future Directions for Research and Application 207 Organizational Commitment and Honesty in the Workplace 207 Matching Persons and Situations 212 Ongoing Assessment of Honesty and Integrity 215 Can Honesty Thrive in the American Workplace? 218 Structures That Promote Honesty 219 Summary 220 REFERENCES 223 NAME INDEX 243 SUBJECT INDEX 249

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