International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Impact of Individual Factors on Unethical Behaviors - Egoism in the Workplace: A Predictive Model Development
Muath M. Eleswed, Ph.D., MBA

The purpose of this study was 1) to examine the relationship between unethical behaviors—egoism and individual factors, 2) to examine whether or not, unethical behaviors—egoism can be predicted by certain individual factors. One hundred and fifty subjects participated in this study. Using correlation and hierarchical multiple regression analyses, results revealed a positive relationship exists between unethical behaviors—egoism and certain individual factors, namely risk taking, personality, cultural background, and type of education. Additionally, results revealed that unethical behavior—egoism can be predicted by only one individual factor namely risk taking. Based on the outcomes of this study, implications and recommendations for further studies were provided.

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