What theory is described in this scenario, and what area within the Responsibility domain of the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct does this situation refer to?
The Expectancy Theory proposes that the expectation of a positive outcome drives motivation. Motivation may drive negative behaviors as well as positive ones. The Responsibility domain covers several elements including the following: ensuring integrity, accepting assignments, laws and regulations compliance, and confidential information. Accepting assignments concerns being honest about your qualifications, and fudging your experience is dishonest.