The Trust Decoder™: An Examination of an Individual's Developmental Readiness to Trust in the Workplace
Author(s)Breysse Cox, Molly
Motivation to Trust
Ability to Trust
Propensity to Trust
Adult and Continuing Education
Applied Behavior Analysis
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AbstractThis research explores an individual's self-perception of their own ability, motivation, and propensity to trust others for the purpose of validating a new construct: developmental readiness to trust others in the workplace. This construct expands research on developmental readiness to change and to lead by building a scale to measure an individual's motivation and ability to trust others in the workplace. A previously validated scale developed by Frazier, Johnson, and Fainshmidt 2013 measuring propensity to trust was included the scale building process. All items measuring motivation to trust were newly developed for this study, items measuring trust ability were adapted and based on previous trust research by Mayer and Davis 1999. This was a mixed-methods study (qual) QUAN with 6 individual interviews and 417 surveys collected via an online survey using an item response scale of 1 to 7. Respondents were solicited through professional networks and Mechanical Turk. Construct validation resulted in a two-factor model measuring ability and motivation to trust, with propensity to trust as a subcategory under the motivation factor. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were conducted and evidence supported the construct's convergent and discriminant validity and reliability. This research contributes to the existing research on trust by examining an individual's capability to trust others and their motivation. Motivation included both propensity and outcome orientation to trust others prior to entering a relationship. This dissertation is available in open access at AURA: Antioch University Repository and Archive, http://aura.antioch.edu/ and OhioLINK ETD Center, https://etd.ohiolink.edu and is accompanied by an Excel file of survey data.
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