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This study explores how certain traits associated with secondary psychopathy in employees might lead to counterproductive behaviors at work. Secondary psychopathy is marked by negative thinking patterns and emotions, which might increase harmful workplace actions. We also looked into primary psychopathy to see if the same pattern held. The study involved daily surveys from 470 employees. The key finding was that secondary psychopathy does indeed lead to negative cognitive and emotional patterns, which then increase the likelihood of counterproductive workplace behavior. However, this pattern was not observed with primary psychopathy. Essentially, the study found that the way employees with secondary psychopathy think and feel plays a crucial role in why they might engage in negative behavior at work. The insights from this research are important for both academic understanding and practical applications in the workplace, such as developing strategies to manage or mitigate such behaviors.
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Why is it important?
The insights from this research are important for both academic understanding and practical applications in the workplace, such as developing strategies to manage or mitigate such behaviors.
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This page is a summary of: Why employee psychopathy leads to counterproductive workplace behaviours : an analysis of the underlying mechanisms, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, March 2020, Taylor & Francis,
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