A central idea in the faking literature is that individuals are motivated to fake during the application process due to a job on the line. Yet empirical findings have seldom examined whether this claim is true. This research project (1) introduces new perspectives to the current theoretical faking frameworks and (2) examines antecedents of faking behavior that researchers have yet to consider. Results from two studies illustrate that individuals’ perceptions of their employment opportunities is related to their impression management. In addition, individuals’ racioethnicity will moderate the relationship between perceptions of employment opportunities and the intention to fake. As such, the relationship between perceptions of employment opportunities and the intention to take will be stronger for visible minorities than for the sociological majority group. This research project also discusses the implications of the findings for the faking literature and more broadly.
|Commitee:||Carroll, Sarah, Metlay, William|
|Department:||Applied Organizational Psychology|
|School Location:||United States -- New York|
|Source:||DAI-A 81/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Psychology, Organizational behavior|
|Keywords:||Faking, Impression management, Locus of control, Perceptions of employment opportunities, Racioethnicity, Response distortion|
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