Comparing applicants and incumbents: Effects of response distortion on mean scores and validity of personality measures

Ye Ra Jeong, Neil D. Christiansen, Chet Robie, Mei Chuan Kung, Ted B. Kinney

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Abstract

This study examined the negative effect of likely applicant distortion on mean scores and validity of personality measures. The personality test scores and performance ratings of applicants were directly compared to those of incumbents with the same occupation in four different samples. The results showed that applicant mean scores were higher and validity coefficients were lower than for incumbents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-315
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Selection and Assessment
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2017

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