Integrity testing and the prediction of counterproductive behaviours in the military

Saul Fine, Judith Goldenberg, Yair Noam

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While a great deal of research has been carried out on counterproductive work behaviours and integrity testing in civilian organizations, far less is known about these two areas in military settings. The present study developed a military-oriented integrity test that successfully predicted future disciplinary infractions among a sample of 467 officer training school candidates (ρ = .26), while also discriminating between that sample and a comparable sample of soldiers serving time in military prisons (d = 2.24). In addition to its unique military setting, this study contributes to the integrity test literature by: (1) adopting both individual- and group-level validity paradigms; (2) using a sample of actual job applicants; (3) measuring a reliable objective criterion in a predictive design; and (4) including comparative measures of cognitive ability, personality, and overall assessment centre ratings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-218
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • Counterproductive work behaviors
  • Integrity
  • Military
  • Officer selection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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