The Impact of Dark Triads on employee’s Time Banditry Behavior: Moderating role of Islamic Work Ethics

Islam ul Shuja, Abdul Wahab, Haider Ali Malik, Erum Sana Nawab
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The present study scrutinizes the novel concept of time banditry in the Banking sector. The study examined the impact of dark triad personalities- Machiavellianism, Narcissism, and Psychopathy, on the Time Banditry behavior. Also, the study extends the research on Islamic work ethics(IWE), whether IWE attenuates the detrimental effect of dark triad personalities on time banditry. Data were collected from 204 employees using questionnaires. Results confirmed that the dark triad has a significant impact on time banditry. Moreover, the moderating effect of IWE on the relationship between Machiavellianism, Psychopathy on time banditry is significant, whereas IWE did not moderate the relationship between Narcissism and time banditry. The study contributes to both a theoretical and practical perspective. It extends Dark triad literature in reducing its deteriorating effect by integrating IWE. Also, managers can handle the dark triad employees by integrating IWE, to less indulge in undesirable behavior.


Machiavellianism, Psychopathy, Narcissism, Islamic work ethics, Time Banditry.