to engage in thrill-seeking and potentially dangerous behavior, probably as a way to escape boredom and increase excitement in life.
The correlations in Table 12.5 indicate that scale scores from the PSI, the 16PF, and the SSS significantly correlated with the three criterion measures. Tentative personality profiles and cognitive styles of job applicants with histories of drug abuse and/or theft were constructed. This study needs to be replicated and extended using larger sample sizes and a heterogeneous selection of businesses. These results support the notion that preemployment psychological tests can be used to screen out job applicants who are at risk to use drugs and/or steal in the workplace.
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