The motivation and inhibition of breaking the rules : Personal values structures predict unethicality. / Feldman, Gilad; Chao, Melody Manchi; Farh, Jiing-Lih; Bardi, Anat.

In: Journal of Research in Personality, Vol. 59, 12.2015, p. 69-80.

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Feldman, Gilad ; Chao, Melody Manchi ; Farh, Jiing-Lih ; Bardi, Anat. / The motivation and inhibition of breaking the rules : Personal values structures predict unethicality. In: Journal of Research in Personality. 2015 ; Vol. 59. pp. 69-80.

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