This instrument is used to determine an individual’s propensity for risk-taking behaviour and relative likelihood to engage in counterproductive work behaviour

The WRISc is a covert, personality based integrity measure developed with the specific aim of minimising a range of negative behaviours that can cause harm to an organisation, or individuals within an organisation. Such behaviours are collectively known as counterproductive work behaviours (CWB).

The scales of the WRISc are based on a psychological body of empirical and theoretical research on counterproductive work behaviour, integrity testing, criminal risk and normal risk-taking. Thus, the assessment provides a measure of an individual’s propensity to engage counterproductive work and risk-taking behaviours.


The WRISc assessment measures the following 10 scales:

  • Locus of Control
  • Trust
  • Effortful Control
  • Impulse Control
  • Manipulation
  • Risk-Taking
  • Optimism
  • Emotional Stability
  • Rule-Defiance
  • Aggression