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Published: 2021-12-20

Dark Triad, Counterproductive Work Behaviour and Job Performance

University of Bucharest
Dark Triad job performance counterproductive work behavior


Dark personality traits are also known as the dark triad which is a multidimensional construct, made up of Machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy. They have recently become a major topic of interest in organizational psychology. The present research aims to demonstrate that the dark triad of personality is a significant negative predictor of job performance and studies the relationship between the dark triad and job performance, having as a mediator counterproductive work behavior. The sample of this study is represented by 137 participants from different organizations with different ages and different work experience ranging from one to 40 years, of which 34 men (24.82%) and 103 women (75.18%). The design adopted is cross-sectional, descriptive, correlational, nonexperimental. In this paper each construct of the triad was taken separately and measured in relation to the other two variables mentioned above, and the results varied depending on this aspect. Thus, only one of the two major hypotheses was supported.


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How to Cite

Crosman, M. I. (2021). Dark Triad, Counterproductive Work Behaviour and Job Performance . Studia Doctoralia, 12(2), 110–122.