The WRISc is a covert, or personality-based integrity measure developed with the specific aim of minimising a range of negative behaviours that can cause harm to an organisation, or individuals within an organisation. Such behaviours are collectively known as counterproductive work behaviours (CWB).The scales of the WRISc are based on a psychological body of empirical and theoretical research on counterproductive work behaviour, integrity testing, criminal risk and normal risk-taking. Thus, the assessment provides a measure of an individual’s propensity to engage in counterproductive work and risk-taking behaviours.
The WRISc assessment includes the following 12 scales:
Aggression-Extent to which individual has difficulty managing internal anger
Callous Affect-Degree to which individual is uncaring and indifferent towards others
Cynicism-Degree to which individual believes that others are insincere
Egotism-Extent to which individual has inflated and aggrandizing sense of self
External Locus of Control-Extent to which individual believes that life outcomes are controllable
Impulsivity-Degree to which individual’s behaviour is influenced by impulses
Low Effortful Control-Degree to which individual is ill-disciplined and careless in efforts
Manipulation-Extent to which individual makes use of disingenuous practices
Negative Affect-Tendency to experience negative emotions such as guilt and anxiety
Pessimism-Extent to which individual has negative outlook on life
Risk-Taking Behaviours-Degree to which individual seeks varied and intense sensations
Rule-Defiance-Degree to which individual is willing to break rules or challenge authority.
AREAS OF APPLICATION
The WRISc can be used to predict counter-productive work behaviours aiding screening, selection and recruitment decisions.
Interpretive Candidate Report: indicates how the respondent scored on each of the 12 primary scales, with high scores considered potentially problematic
Interpretive Practitioner Report: containsthe candidate report as well as a report on six multidimensional indices, providing the practitioner an indication of possible risk associated with counterproductive work behaviour(CWB) and criminal tendencies.
SOUTH AFRICAN RESEARCH
The WRISc is a South African-developed product, and was normed within organisations in South Africa. JvR Psychometrics welcomes the opportunity to partner with clients in conducting further research studies in their organisations.
Compulsory — Get training
Individuals 18 years and older
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Casper van Zyl and Gideon P. De Bruin, DLitt et Phil
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