Who deals with the devil? Interdependence, personality, and corrupted collaboration

Ścigala, Karolina A. ; Schild, Christoph ; Heck, Daniel W. ; Zettler, Ingo

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550618813419
URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/19485...
Additional URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330028814...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2019
The title of a journal, publication series: Social Psychological and Personality Science : SPPS
Volume: 10
Issue number: 8
Page range: 1019-1027
Place of publication: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publishing house: Sage
ISSN: 1948-5506 , 1948-5514
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences- CDSS (Social Sciences)
School of Social Sciences > Kognitive Psychologie (Seniorprofessur) (Erdfelder 2019-)
Subject: 150 Psychology
Keywords (English): cheating , dishonesty , dyadic die-rolling paradigm , HEXACO , Honesty–Humility
Abstract: Corrupted collaboration, that is, gaining personal profits through collaborative immoral acts, is a common and destructive phenomenon in societies. Despite the societal relevance of corrupted collaboration, the role of one’s own as well as one’s partner’s characteristics has hitherto remained unexplained. In the present study, we test these roles using the sequential dyadic die-rolling paradigm (N ¼ 499 across five conditions). Our results indicate that interacting with a fully dishonest partner leads to higher cheating rates than interacting with a fully honest partner, although being paired with a fully honest partner does not eliminate dishonesty completely. Furthermore, we found that the basic personality dimension of Honesty–Humility is consistently negatively related to collaborative dishonesty irrespective of whether participants interact with fully honest or fully dishonest partners. Overall, our investigation provides new insights on the role of interaction partner’s characteristics in settings allowing for corrupted collaboration.

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