Korruption und Gewissenhaftigkeit

Felix Schön, Sven M. Seibold, Ruth Linssen, Jan Schilling, Felix Schön
The present study bases on a 2x2 scenario experiment, in which several situational and personal factors had been included. Situational factors were the probability of detection and benefit value; personal factors were organizational cynicism, the BIG 5-concept of personality and mental ability. Results presented in this work primarily relate to the personality dimension of conscientiousness. These results are of particular importance for the research project "Korruption – Risikofaktoren der
more » ... ikofaktoren der Person und der Situation" ("Corruption - Risk factors of the person and the situation") (duration 2011 to 2015), funded by the TÜV Hannover/Sachsen-Anhalt. They show that an actor-centric approach is useful in research into the causes of corruption. 113 trainees working as banking and insurance specialists and social security clerks had been investigated in a survey study. Results show that corruption is considered as widespread practice, albeit it is thought to be objectionable. While the situational factors had no significant effects on the willingness to act corruptly, some personal factors led to significant results. Altogether, conscientiousness appears to be a protection factor against corrupt practices.
doi:10.25968/opus-294 fatcat:zdc3qeeec5b3bp6psssweuk5aa