Accession Number : ADA534399


Title :   Expanding the Boundaries of Behavioral Integrity in Organizations


Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis


Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE


Personal Author(s) : Basik, Kevin J


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a534399.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 248


Abstract : Behavioral integrity (BI), defined as a perceived pattern of alignment (or misalignment) between a target's words and deeds (Simons, 2002: 19), has recently emerged as an interesting organizational construct, predicting a number of important outcomes. BI represents a potentially critical antecedent to trust formation, and may be an important cognitive mechanism in other related areas of interest (i.e., cynicism, deviant behavior, accountability, and political skill). This dissertation conceptually discusses potential antecedents to BI perceptions (i.e., managers' political skill and felt accountability intensity), and empirically examines the causal paths relating subordinates' BI perceptions to their trust in their managers, cynicism toward the organization, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, task performance, and deviant behavior. In addition, it proposed that organizational cynicism mediated the relationship between trust and attitudinal, but not behavioral, outcomes. The structural equation model confirmed BI's role as a significant antecedent of trust, which, in turn, was related to cynicism, commitment, and deviant behavior.


Descriptors :   *BEHAVIOR , *ACCOUNTABILITY , POLITICAL SCIENCE , SKILLS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , COGNITION , THESES , WORDS(LANGUAGE) , MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL , MISALIGNMENT , JOB SATISFACTION , JOBS , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , INTENSITY


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE