Journal of Business and Psychology

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 269–277

Overt integrity tests versus personality-based measures of delinquency: An empirical comparison

  • Alan G. Frost
  • Fred M. Rafilson
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DOI: 10.1007/BF01023045

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Frost, A.G. & Rafilson, F.M. J Bus Psychol (1989) 3: 269. doi:10.1007/BF01023045


This study examined the ability of both an overt integrity test and a personality-based measure of delinquency to predict on-the-job theft and counterproductivity. A heterogeneous sample of 105 employees anonymously completed both tests and a criterion checklist that included a 9-item theft subscale and a 12-item counterproductivity subscale. Results indicated that the overt integrity test was a superior predictor of both on-the-job theft and drug abuse compared to the personality-based measure. The overt integrity test was also a slightly better predictor of general counterproductivity. These findings and their implications are discussed.

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© Human Sciences Press 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan G. Frost
    • 1
  • Fred M. Rafilson
    • 2
  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentMiddle Tennessee State UniversityMurfreesboro
  2. 2.Illinois Institute of TechnologyUSA

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