Status Seeking and Manipulative Self‐Presentation

  title={Status Seeking and Manipulative Self‐Presentation},
  author={Scott Highhouse and Margaret E. Brooks and Yi Wang},
  journal={Behavioral \& Experimental Economics eJournal},
Three studies examine the relation of dispositional status‐seeking with workplace self‐presentation behaviors. The first study showed that the status‐seeking motive provided incremental prediction, over and above narcissism and self‐monitoring, in self‐reported exaggerating, faking, and fabricating in job search. The second study showed that, after controlling for the traits from the five factor model of personality, status‐seeking predicted the undesirable job‐search behaviors, as well as use… 
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