The effect of speediness on personality questionnaires:
an experiment on applicants within a job recruiting procedure
LALE KHORRAMDEL & KLAUS D. KUBINGER
The authors conducted an experiment to determine how a particular design of personality questionnaires influences applicant responses on personality scales. A completely crossed 2 x 2 x 2 design was carried out with real-world applicants and individuals in a job application training program in which speed (with or without a time limit), response format (dichotomous or analogue), and instructions (neutral standard instruction or a repeated warning that people who fake can be detected) were manipulated. Two hundred eight participants completed the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory and a German Interpersonal Circumplex (IPC)-based questionnaire. Although providing a warning showed no influence, response format and the interaction between speed and response format showed a significant effect for some scales.
Key words: personality questionnaire, faking good, social desirability, personnel selection, psychological assessment, response format, instruction, speed
University of Vienna
1010 Vienna, Austria
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