An investigation of big five personality and propensity to commit white-collar crime

Turner, Michael J. (2014) An investigation of big five personality and propensity to commit white-collar crime. Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, 17 57-94. doi:10.1108/S1475-1488_2014_0000017002

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Author Turner, Michael J.
Title An investigation of big five personality and propensity to commit white-collar crime
Journal name Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research
ISSN 1475-1488
ISBN 9781783504459
9781783504466
Publication date 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1108/S1475-1488_2014_0000017002
Open Access Status
Volume 17
Start page 57
End page 94
Total pages 38
Editor Donna Bobek Schmitt
Place of publication Bingley, United Kingdom
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Not all pressured, greedy, and opportunistic individuals actually commit white-collar crime. So what exactly is the common denominator for individuals to commit white-collar crime? This study investigates the propensity of an individual to commit white-collar crime and advances personality as an explanatory factor. Questionnaire survey data is collected from 357 undergraduate accounting students in a later year accounting course at a large university in Australia. Personality is measured using the Big Five Inventory. Support is provided for the view that individuals scoring lower in agreeableness and lower in conscientiousness have a higher propensity to commit white-collar crime. While no significant main effect associations emerged for extraversion, neuroticism, or openness to experience, inspection of individual parameter estimates revealed a significant negative association between neuroticism and propensity to commit white-collar crime but only in certain circumstances.
Keyword Personality
Big Five Inventory
Five factor model
White-collar crime
Economic crime
Accounting fraud
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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