Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Faking good and faking bad among military conscripts
Authors: Boss, Patrick
König, Cornelius J.
Melchers, Klaus G.
DOI: 10.1080/08959285.2014.974758
Published in: Human Performance
Volume(Issue): 28
Issue: 1
Pages: 26
Pages to: 39
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0895-9285
1532-7043
Language: English
Subjects: Faking; Personality Assessment
Subject (DDC): 158: Applied psychology
Abstract: A question that continues to worry practitioners and researchers is how much recruiters can trust self-reported measures of personality. Several models of faking assume that applicants differ in their motivation to fake, but field evidence regarding these differences is still rare. For the current field study, we exploited a unique setting: The examination for compulsory military service in Switzerland. We were able to show that differences in the military service motivation of Swiss conscripts (N = 918) were associated with faking good or faking bad, respectively. In particular, military service motivation was related to self-admitted faking, mean personality scores, and increased correlations between personality dimensions, which supports faking models that stress the importance of motivational differences.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/11644
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Applied Psychology
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Angewandte Psychologie

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