Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between dark triad personality (DTP) and organizational and individual counterproductive work behaviors (CWB) and perceived career success among employees in Turkey. Additionally, the study examined the effects of four situational variables: perceived organizational politics, transparency, psychological contract breach, and accountability. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from 156 employees across five service organizations in Sakarya, Turkey, using the survey method. Findings: The regression analysis findings showed that the three traits of the DTP, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy were significantly related to both organizational and interpersonal dimensions of the CWB. Narcissism was not related to any of the dimensions of CWB. The findings showed no significant relationship between any of the four situational variables and the two forms of CWB. However, three of the situational variables were related to perceived career success, while the three dimensions of DTP were not. Research limitations/implications: The main limitations of this study are its cross-sectional design and the self-reported measures of the dependent variables. Interestingly, the study showed that having high levels of DTP does not necessarily promote their careers. Originality/value: This study contributes to examining career success as a dependent variable in addition to CWB. The findings showed that situational variables are related to career success, and DTP is related to CWB. This finding has both conceptual and practical implications.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||International Journal of Workplace Health Management|
|State||Published - 4 Nov 2021|
Bibliographical notePublisher Copyright:
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- Counterproductive work behaviours
- Dark triad
- Perceptions of politics
- Psychological contract breach
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health