Validation study of a multi-method integrity test in a Peruvian sample

Sheyla Blumen, Hugo Bayona, Simon Givoli, Gabriela Pecker, Saul Fine

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Abstract

The present study summarizes the validity of a multi-method integrity test developed to measure integrity and counterproductive work behaviors (CWB) in personnel selection of a Peruvian sample. This instrument has been thoroughly studied in other cultural contexts, establishing its validity in predicting counter-productive behaviors. In order to study external validity, two criteria were used: (a) The Counterproductive Work Behavior Checklist (CWB-C) and (b) a supervisor evaluation questionnaire. The criterion validity of the Peruvian Spanish version was studied with a sample of 194 employed students, 86 male (44.3%) and 108 (55.7%) female. Participants were recruited from a large private Peruvian university. The instrument's overall score correlated with self-reported CWB (r= -.62, p <.01). Regarding the other criterion, only the Ethical Dilemmas sub-scale showed a significant correlation with supervisor-rated CWB (r=.18, p< .05). Female participants reported higher scores than male participants on the Attitudes (U (193) = 3842.5, p<.05), Ethical Dilemmas (U (193) = 3619.5, p<.05), and Past Behaviors (U (193) = 3463.5, p<.01) dimensions of the integrity test (r=.15-.22), as well as on the overall score (U (193) = 3395.5, p<.01). Results support the validity of the multi-method integrity measure to predict counterproductive work behaviors, without adverse gender impact.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-372
Number of pages26
JournalRevista de Psicologia (Peru)
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
1 Acknowledgments to Project No. 0309 of DGI/PUCP for partial funding, and to the PUCP Interdisciplinary Group Crea Talentum, an Associated European Talent Point (ECHA, 2016). 2 Full Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), holds a PhD in Psychology from Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. Postal Address: Av. Universitaria 1801, Lima 32, Perú. Contact: sblumen@pucp.edu.pe Research Assistant at Grupo Interdisciplinario Crea Talentum/PUCP. Postal Address: Av. Universitaria 1801, Lima 32, Perú. Contact: hugo.bayona@pucp.pe Research and Development Chief at Midot ltd. Postal Address: 11 Ben Gurion St, Vita towers, Bnei Brak 51260, Israel. Contact: simon@midot.com MBA and Assistant Researcher at Midot Ltd. Postal Address: 11 Ben Gurion St, Vita towers, Bnei Brak 51260, Israel. Contact: gabi@midot.com Chief Scientist at Midot ltd. Postal Address: 11 Ben Gurion St, Vita towers, Bnei Brak 51260, Israel. Contact: saul@midot.com

Keywords

  • Counterproductive work behaviors
  • Integrity
  • Measurement
  • Personnel selection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology

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