Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6068

Date

2017

Date of Award

11-29-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Psychology

Committee Chair

Frank Andrasik Ph.D.

Committee Member

Robert Cohen Ph.D.

Abstract

The thesis examined Corporate Psychopaths (CP) since their impact on an organization can be large. Particularly, this thesis focused on the relationship between managers perceived to be CPs and work and personal life balance. It was hypothesized that employees who perceive their supervisors to be high in characteristics of CP will report (a) less satisfaction with work and personal life balance and (b) increased levels of psychological distress on measures of depression, anxiety, and stress. A US based sample was collected using MTurk because companies are hesitant to allow research on CPs. Workers who reported having a CPs as a manager reported lower satisfaction scores when compared to those having a normal manager. It was also found that those who reported having CPs reported slightly higher scores for depression and stress, than those with normal mangers. Findings from this study may have direct relevance to human resources on how to address and resolve employee-supervisor conflicts.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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