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Of Predators and Preys: Corporate Psychopathy and Employee Burnout as Parallels

Oyewunmi, Adebukola Esther and Akinnusi, David M. and Oyewunmi, Olabode Adeleke (2018) Of Predators and Preys: Corporate Psychopathy and Employee Burnout as Parallels. Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences, 26 (2). pp. 149-156.

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Different personalities constitute modern workplaces. One of such personalities is the corporate psychopath, whose presence poses manifold threats to organizational existence. This study examines the personality of the corporate psychopath and specifically investigates the relationship between corporate psychopathy and employee burnout. A total of 104 respondents within a university setting in Nigeria completed measures of corporate psychopathy to establish the existence of the traits in their managers; a self-report measure of employee burnout was also completed. Corporate psychopathy correlates positively and significantly with emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and decreased personal accomplishment. Results indicate that corporate psychopathy is an underlying factor of employee burnout. Enhanced whistleblowing structures and ethical regeneration are proffered to mitigate the consequences of corporate psychopathy in the face of cultural complexes that fan its flames.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: corporate psychopathy, employee burnout, organizational culture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2018 13:04
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2018 13:04

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