CORRECTING THE 16PF FOR FAKING: EFFECTS ON CRITERION‐RELATED VALIDITY AND INDIVIDUAL HIRING DECISIONS

NEIL D. CHRISTIANSEN, RICHARD D. GOFFIN, NORMAN G. JOHNSTON, MITCHELL G. ROTHSTEIN

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Abstract

The effects of correcting a personality measure for faking were evaluated within an organizational context. Two possible repercussions of score correction were studied using the 16PF personality inventory: the effect on criterion‐related validity and the effect on individual hiring decisions (i.e., which applicants would or would not be hired). Results indicated that correction for faking had little effect on criterion‐related validity. However, depending on the selection ratio, correction of scores would have resulted in different hiring decisions than those that would have been made on the basis of uncorrected scores. Implications for organizations using personality measures for selection and recommendations regarding the use of faking corrections are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)847-860
Number of pages14
JournalPersonnel Psychology
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1994

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