Administrative Issues Journal


Jermaine Vesey


This paper examines the role of accountability in the workplace. Accountability is defined as the need to justify or defend one’s actions to an evaluator who has potential reward or sanction power (Frink & Klimoski, 1998). While accountability is a growing research conversation among scholars, more focus needs to be dedicated to understanding how the dispositional traits of employees interact with workplace accountability mechanisms. Specifically, this manuscript explores the interaction of personality and the accountability environment on employee performance. The findings from this empirical investigation indicate that there is a significant interaction between personality and accountability environment when it comes to predicting employee performance.



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