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Employment testing online, offline, and over the phone: Implications for e-assessment


Grieve, R and Hayes, J, Employment testing online, offline, and over the phone: Implications for e-assessment, Revista de Psicologia del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones, 32, (2) pp. 95-101. ISSN 1576-5962 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.rpto.2016.04.001


This research investigated faking across test administration modes in an employment testing scenario. For the first time, phone administration was included. Participants (N = 91) were randomly allocated to testing mode (telephone, Internet, or pen-and-paper). Participants completed a personality measure under standard instructions and then under instructions to fake as an ideal police applicant. No significant difference in any faked personality domains as a function of administration mode was found. Effect sizes indicated that the influence of administration mode was small. Limitations and future directions are considered. Overall, results indicate that if an individual intends to fake on a self-report test in a vocational assessment scenario, the electronic administration mode in which the test is delivered may be unimportant.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:cyberpsychology, computer-mediated assessment, internet testing, telephone testing, equivalence, vocational testing, faking, e-assessment
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Social and personality psychology
Research Field:Personality and individual differences
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Grieve, R (Dr Rachel Grieve)
ID Code:109551
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2016-06-22
Last Modified:2018-03-22
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