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A Closer Examination Of Applicant Faking Behavior

Author : Richard L. Griffith
ISBN : 9781607525646
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The faking of personality tests in a selection context has been perceived as somewhat of a nuisance variable, and largely ignored, or glossed over by the academic literature. Instead of examining the phenomenon many researchers have ignored its existence, or trivialized the impact of faking on personality measurement. The present volume is a much needed, timely corrective to this attitude. In a wide range of chapters representing different philosophical and empirical approaches, the assembled authors demonstrate the courage to tackle this important and difficult topic headon, as it deserves to be. The writers of these chapters identify two critical concerns with faking. First, if people fake their responses to personality tests, the resulting scores and the inferences drawn from them might become invalid. For example, people who fake their responses by describing themselves as diligent and prompt might earn better conscientiousness scores, and therefore be hired for jobs requiring this trait that in fact they might not perform satisfactorily. Second, the dishonesty of the faker might itself be a problem, separate from its effect on a particular score. Someone who lies on a preemployment test might also lie about the hours he or she works, or how much cash is in the till at the end of the shift. Worse, these two problems might exacerbate each other: a dishonest applicant might get higher scores on the traits the employer desires through his or her lying, whereas the compulsively honest applicant might get low scores as an ironic penalty for being honest. Outcomes like these harm employers and applicants alike. The more one delves into the complexities of faking, as the authors of the chapters in this volume do so thoroughly and so well, the more one will recognize that this seemingly specialized topic ties directly to more general issues in psychology. One of these is test validity. The bottomline question about any test score, faked or not, is whether it will predict the behaviors and outcomes that it is designed to predict. As Johnson and Hogan point out in their chapter, the behavior of someone faking a test is a subset of the behavior of the person in his or her entire life, and the critical research question concerns the degree to which and manner in which behavior in one domain generalizes to behavior in other domains. This observation illuminates the fact that the topic of faking is also a key part of understanding the relationship between personality and behavior. The central goal of theoretical psychology is to understand why people do the things they do. The central goal of applied psychology is to predict what someone will do in the future. Both of these goals come together in the study of applicant faking.

International Review Of Industrial And Organizational Psychology 2010

Author : Gerard P. Hodgkinson
ISBN : 0470661615
Genre : Psychology
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This is the twenty-fifth volume in the most prestigious annual series for the field of industrial and organizational psychology. Continuing the tradition of providing scholarly, up-to-the-minute reviews and updates of theory and research, this volume surveys developments in such familiar areas as employee selection, team cognition and adaptation, leadership, and diversity management. Newer topics include corporate communications, coaching, and positive organizational behavior. Each chapter offers a comprehensive and critical survey of the topic and is supported by a valuable bibliography.

Handbook Of Personality At Work

Author : Neil Christiansen
ISBN : 9781134055791
Genre : Psychology
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Personality has emerged as a key factor when trying to understand why people think, feel, and behave the way they do at work. Recent research has linked personality to important aspects of work such as job performance, employee attitudes, leadership, teamwork, stress, and turnover. This handbook brings together into a single volume the diverse areas of work psychology where personality constructs have been applied and investigated, providing expert review and analysis based on the latest advances in the field.

The Wiley Handbook Of Personality Assessment

Author : Updesh Kumar
ISBN : 9781119173441
Genre : Psychology
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The Wiley Handbook of Personality Assessment presents the state-of-the-art in the field of personality assessment, providing a perspective on emerging trends and placing these in the context of recent research advances. Linking theory with practice, the volume delineates current developments in theoretical conceptualisations affecting personality assessment, and charts the way forward for potential applications of these emergent research insights. The handbook brings together an international group of distinguished contributors from 17 countries on five continents, to tackle key issues in personality assessment across a range of approaches and contexts. This multi-national authorship enhances the content by bringing critically important cross-cultural perspectives and diversity across the subject.

American Book Publishing Record

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Graduate Programs In The Humanities Arts Social Sciences 2008

Author : Peterson's
ISBN : 0768924057
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Peterson's six-volume Graduate and Professional Programs is the trusted source for accurate, up-to-date graduate program information. With complete details on more than 44,000 master, doctoral, and first-professional degree programs in 476 disciplines at more than 2,000 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, this series is the perfect for students, acadmic advisors, administrators, researchers, scholars, professionals, and librarians.

New Perspectives On Faking In Personality Assessment

Author : Matthias Ziegler
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In this volume, a diverse group of world experts in personality assessment showcase a range of different viewpoints on response distortion. Contributors consider what it means to "fake" a personality assessment, why and how people try to obtain particular scores on personality tests, and what types of tests people can successfully manipulate. Anyone who wonders whether people exaggerate or lie outright on personality tests -- or questions what psychologists can and should do about it -- will find in this book stimulating questions and useful answers.

Emerging Themes In International Management Of Human Resources

Author : Philip Benson
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Emerging Themes in International Management of Human Resources is the third volume in the Research in Organizational Analysis series. This volume investigates important human resource management (HRM) issues within an international context. The papers in this volume provide insight into several HRM areas. First, the international context’s effects on management knowledge transfer; privatization of traditionally governmental services; and the relation between social capital and organizational diversity is considered. The second part of this volume is concerned with the issue of staffing in international organizations with special emphasis on HRM selection and termination practices for the crossnational company. Third, women’s issues in the international firm are explored. Gender issues such as flexible work arrangements and the role of culturally defined gender egalitarian values on role differences among women and men managers are investigated. Finally, the volume explores the issues of expatriation and repatriation among firms. The role of psychological contracts in supporting successful expatriate experiences; how repatriate support practices influence repatriate organizational commitment; turnover intentions; and career success; and an investigation of repatriation as sense making process are discussed. This volume provides a good basis for understanding how HRM practices are affected by crosscultural differences and provides insight into best HRM practices for the international organization.

Psychology Of Intelligence Analysis

Author : Richards J. Heuer
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Handbook Of Principles Of Organizational Behavior

Author : Edwin Locke
ISBN : 0470685336
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There is a strong movement today in management to encourage management practices based on research evidence. In the first volume of this handbook, I asked experts in 39 areas of management to identify a central principle that summarized and integrated the core findings from their specialty area and then to explain this principle and give real business examples of the principle in action. I asked them to write in non-technical terms, e.g., without a lot of statistics, and almost all did so. The previous handbook proved to be quite popular, so I was asked to edit a second edition. This new edition has been expanded to 33 topics, and there are some new authors for the previously included topics. The new edition also includes: updated case examples, updated references and practical exercises at the end of each chapter. It also includes a preface on evidence-based management. The principles for the first edition were intended to be relatively timeless, so it is no surprise that most of the principles are the same (though some chapter titles include more than one principle). This book could serve as a textbook in advanced undergraduate and in MBA courses. It could also be of use to practicing managers and not just those in Human Resource departments. Every practicing manager may not want to read the whole book, but I am willing to guarantee that every one will find at least one or more chapters that will be practically useful. In this time of economic crisis, the need for effective management practices is more acute than ever.

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