Work ethics which has been a major concern in Nigerian public and private financial institutions
is not known to be given much research attention on contemporary workplace issues that impact
employee productivity. This necessitated the survey, which involved a sample size of 230.
Participants that include male and females were drawn from employees of different branches of a
commercial bank in Lagos. Using standardised scales for data collection, results of multiple
regression analysis confirmed the first hypothesis which predicted that Machievallian personality
would influence work ethics (R2
= .33; F [7, 221] = 13.58; p<.OOl). The second hypothesis was
.rejected based on the t-test result which showed no significant difference between male and
females on work ethics. It was concluded that the dimensions in Machievallian personality
among dispositional characteristics are important factors that influence work ethics among bank
workers, whereas being male or female is not a necessary factor. It implied that the personality
dimensions are important characteristics to consider in behavior modification to achieve higher
work ethics among employees. A major recommendation is the need to consider the assessment
of employees during selection in order to incorporate their modification in induction training
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