The Effects of the Dark Triad on Unethical Behavior

  title={The Effects of the Dark Triad on Unethical Behavior},
  author={Andrew J. Harrison and James K. Summers and Brian E. Mennecke},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
This article uses behavioral theories to develop an ethical decision-making model that describes how psychological factors affect the development of unethical intentions to commit fraud. We evaluate the effects of the dark triad of personality traits (i.e., psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and narcissism) on fraud intentions and behaviors. We use a combination of survey results, an experiment, and structural equation modeling to empirically test our model. The theoretical insights demonstrate… 
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    2021 Conference on Information Communications Technology and Society (ICTAS)
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