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Advances in Psychological Science    2013, Vol. 21 Issue (9) : 1542-1553     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2013.01542
Meta-Analysis |
Machiavellians’ Job Performance and Career Success in Workplaces: A Meta-Analysis
QIN Feng;XU Fang
(1 Business School, Jinling Institute of Technology, Nanjing 211169, China) (2 Business School, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023, China)
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Abstract  To determine the relationship between Machiavellianism and job performance or career success, and explore the moderating effect of profession type as moderator variable to the relationship between Machiavellianism and job performance, this paper reviewed the related literatures systematically and quantitatively and carried out a meta-analysis on 45 literatures which meeting the accepted standards. The results indicated: (1)Machiavellianism is uncorrelated with job performance (r=0.008); When types of profession as the moderator variables, Machiavellianism is in low positive correlation with job performance for marketing professions (r=0.104) and in uncorrelation with job performance for general administrative professions (r= -0.030). (2)There is a low negative correlation between Machiavellianism and income (r=-0.063); (3)Machiavellianism is uncorrelated with position (r=0.007); (4)Machiavellianism is in negative correlation with job satisfaction (r=-0.130). As periodic summaries of study on Machiavellianism applied in workplaces, this paper provided the reference for the follow-up studies.
Keywords Machiavellianism      job performance      career success      income      position      job satisfaction      meta-analysis     
Corresponding Authors: QIN Feng   
Issue Date: 15 September 2013
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QIN Feng,XU Fang. Machiavellians’ Job Performance and Career Success in Workplaces: A Meta-Analysis[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2013, 21(9): 1542-1553.
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http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/10.3724/SP.J.1042.2013.01542     OR     http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/Y2013/V21/I9/1542
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