Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
Counseling and Human Development
faking behavior, individual differences, personnel selection, validity
Despite the widespread use of personality tests over the past decades for personnel selection, personality tests are known to be fakable by applicants. Professionals often design interventions during the selection process to reduce applicant faking. The current research examined the impact of individual differences faking behavior that are known to be associated with faking behavior in applicants. They included integrity, selfcontrol, self-monitoring, narcissism, impulsivity and external locus of control. This research tested hypotheses that applicants would fake differently on the various individual difference variables and whether the relationship between faking behavior and individual differences would be consistent across sex and job groups. Unfortunately, the results yielded no significance on most of the hypotheses. Taken together, organizations may still benefit from gaining deeper knowledge and understanding on how various individual differences impact faking behavior when considering sex and job groups to put forth appropriate interventions that will effectively reduce faking behavior in personnel selection.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Personality tests -- Validity.
Includes bibliographical references
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Orina, Norah Beverly Kerubo, "Impact of Individual Differences on Faking Behavior" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2648.