Milton's debt to Machiavelli and civic humanism has been amply documented in treatments of his political prose, and recently critics have begun to extend an analysis of Milton's Machiavellianism
to his poetry.
Situational and Dispositional Predictions of Performance: A Test of the Hypothesized Machiavellianism
x Structure Interaction Among Sales Persons.
This ambiguity of reception, which was particularly well revealed in the late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century writers of the Ragion di Stato, is one of the most important and continuing characteristics of Machiavellianism
Results suggest that equity sensitivity is unique from other variables and constructs including age, gender, educational level, social desirability, self-esteem, locus of control, Machiavellianism
, pro-Protestant and non-Protestant work ethic, input-outcome orientation, exchange ideology, altruism, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, supervisor satisfaction, propensity to turnover and perceptions of pay justice.
Finally, Mudrack and Mason (1995) found that men scored higher than women on two Machiavellianism
scales as well as Protestant Work Ethic.
Although the impulse to avoid Machiavellianism
-- the view that the end justifies the means -- is a decent one, it is easy to take this aversion too far, to blind oneself to the fact that Machiavellian considerations aren't always altogether evil.
The author criticizes Vittorio de Caprariis (Propaganda e pensiero politico durante le guerre di religione, 1959) for his assertion that an unconscious machiavellianism
lay behind Etienne Pasquier's apparent hostility to the Florentine.
The study found that Machiavellianism
and external locus of control serve as significant predictors of politics perceptions.
The Pearson Correlations at the top of Table 3 reveal that Machiavellianism
alone apart from sales effects is correlated with three factors, age birth-order and Family size.
, Dogmatism and Locus of Control were significant in the Western measures (F = 4.
Breaking promises is popularly regarded as the essence of Machiavellianism
Kaplan insists, borrowing an idea from Isaiah Berlin, that his Machiavellianism
represents an ethical alternative to Judeo-Christian values.