Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The impact of item type on faking overt integrity items
by Tekonen, Hanna Maria, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 50; 1507670
Abstract (Summary)

The present study examines the impact of type of overt integrity item on both propensity to fake and item score. Specifically, the study asserts that item transparency is associated with item faking. Further, the present study examines type of response strategy employed when faking.

Results indicated that test takers did not fake responses very frequently despite motivation to perform well; responses were faked 13.5% of the time across all items. However, partial support was found for the expectation that item faking and performance was associated with item transparency. For example, items assessing Admission of theft and other wrongdoing were found to be faked significantly more than all but one other item type. The response strategy used most often when faking was the Perceived optimal response. The results indicate that overt integrity tests are indeed susceptible to faking, though faking does not occur as frequently as might be expected.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Whitney, David J.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Occupational psychology, Organizational behavior
Publication Number: 1507670
ISBN: 9781267181848
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