Correcting Personality Tests for Faking: A Review of Popular Personality Tests and an Initial Survey of Researchers

Richard D. Goffin, Neil D. Christiansen

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Abstract

We reviewed a number of personality tests that are commonly used for personnel selection and found that some of the more popular tests provide a "correction" for faking. Additionally, a survey of researchers' preferences regarding correcting personality test scores for faking was conducted. The respondents, who were experienced in using personality tests for industrial-organizational purposes, generally favored the use of faking corrections (69% were in favor). The apparently common practice of correcting personality scores for faking was contrasted with relevant conceptual, empirical, and statistical concerns as to the advisability of applying the correction for faking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-344
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Selection and Assessment
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2003

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