The Role of Emotionality and Power on Tendency to Unethical Behaviors

Hossein Safarzadeh, Alireza Soloukdar, Ali Alipour, Seyedeh Akram Parpanchi


Emotion and power have been studied very deeply especially during the last decade; however, the common effects of these two factors on individuals' optional behaviors (organizational citizenship, anti-productivity, unethical behaviors) have been less focused. In the present paper, the role of individuals' emotionality, their interest in power, and their tendency to unethical behaviors will be discussed according to the model of Levine. Three questionnaires were distributed and the collected data were analyzed using Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient, Multiple Regression, and T- test. Findings indicated that there is a significant relationship between the two independent variables of emotionality and power and tendency to unethical behaviors. Moreover, according to the results of the tests, men are more emotion-oriented and power seekers than women.

Keywords: Power, Emotion, Ethical Behaviors

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International Journal of Human Resource Studies  ISSN 2162-3058


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