San Diego State University Department of Psychology
Jeffrey M. Conte

         Reisert, E., & Conte, J. M. (in press). Relationships between subfactors of Conscientiousness and constructive and destructive behavioral intentions. Journal of Business and Psychology.  


This study examined the relationship between Conscientiousness, its sub-factors of Achievement and Dependability, and constructive and destructive behavioral intentions.  In a sample of 270 undergraduate students, scores on personality measures were correlated with constructive and destructive behavioral tendencies as measured by responses to scenario situations.  Results indicated that both Achievement and Dependability were negatively related to destructive behavioral intentions.  As hypothesized, the relationship between Achievement and constructive behavioral intentions was significantly higher than the relationship between Dependability and constructive behavioral intentions.  Contributions, limitations, and suggestions for future research are discussed.  (Copyright 2004, Kluwer Academic Publishers).