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Dyah N.A. Janie
Jaka Isgiyarta


Dysfunctional Behaviour, Personality, Professionalism, Spirituality, Accountants, WarpPLS6.0


Purpose of the study: This examination means to inspect the impact of locus of control on the reception of dysfunctional behaviour in auditing and to accountants’ professional commitment. We test the impact of accountants’ professional commitment to the reception of dysfunctional behaviour in auditing. We also dissect how work environment spirituality would moderate them.

Methodology: The population was public accountants in Indonesia, selected using convenience sampling method due to the uncertainness of the population. Partial Least Square and WarPLS 6.0 were utilized to break down the information. The use of data collection methods in the form of online questionnaires directly addressed to all Indonesian accounting firms e-mail addresses.

Main Findings: Locus of control proved to have positive effects on the behavioural dysfunctional audits reception and auditors' professional commitment. Professional commitment is not proven to harm the reception of dysfunctional behaviour in auditing. Work environment spirituality is not proven to moderate the relationship between professional commitment and reception of dysfunctional behaviour in auditing.

Applications of this study: The more bound an auditor is to his profession, also makes him take actions that are less ethical, justifying any means so that his business can continue to run. Auditor's attachment to his profession gives an adverse impact. They need to develop themselves, switching to other professions, such as being an Accountant Educator, Management Accountant, or entering the public sector.

Novelty/Originality of this study: This study combines reasoned action and contingency theory. It also connects locus of control and professional commitment. We also adopt work environment spirituality in the model of reception of dysfunctional behaviour in auditing that researchers have never used before. We also integrate extrinsic/environmental factor as a moderating, not as an independent variable. We also utilized online questionnaires.


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