Title: Faking good and faking bad among military conscripts
Authors : Boss, Patrick
König, Cornelius J.
Melchers, Klaus G.
Published in : Human performance
Volume(Issue) : 28
Issue : 1
Pages : 26
Pages to: 39
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2015
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
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.
Departement: Applied Psychology
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1080/08959285.2014.974758
ISSN: 0895-9285
1532-7043
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/11644
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Angewandte Psychologie

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