Received: 2018-02-20  |  Accepted: 2018-03-25  |  Published: 2018-06-30

Title

Dark triad characteristics between economics & business students in Croatia & Slovakia: what can be expected from the future employees?


Abstract

This paper deals with the "dark triad" personality and its components (Machiavellianism, narcissism, subclinical psychopathy) on economics & management student population in Croatia and Slovakia. Dark Triad represent important HRM area in which is trying to understand the "dark" side of human functioning which has potentially harmful impact on organization functioning and performance. Population of economics & management students is important in the context of HRM because of their future high potential to generate dysfunctional organizational behaviors, when they will be organizational employees, especially on management positions. The goal of this research was to gather the data about dark triad personality phenomenon, make the comparisons between Croatian and Slovak sample, present the potential organizational impact of employees with dark characteristics in organizational context and show the implications for HRM. For measurement of the dark triad components (variables) it is used questionnaire measurement that adopts the standardized short dark triad measurement instrument of Jones & Paulhus. Results of the Croatian students are compared with the results of Slovak students, and basically also with Canadian student sample. The basic results showed that 6% Croatian and 0.5% of Slovak economy & management students showed full dark triad profile, also there are found very significant statistical differences in the Machiavellianism and subclinical psychopathy variables between the Croatian and Slovak samples, i.e. these characteristics were statistically higher in Croatian sample.


Keywords

Dark triad (Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy), HRM, management, comparative analysis, Croatia, Slovakia


JEL classifications

M12 , M50


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/196


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HAL


Pages

967-991


Funding


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Authors

Bogdanović, Mario
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Vetráková, Milota
Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia https://www.umb.sk
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Filip, Stanislav
School of Economics and Management of Public Administration in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia https://www.vsemvs.sk
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

5


Number

4


Issue date

June 2018


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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