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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Smith, Jeffrey A
Author's Email Address Jas1970@aol.com
URN etd-553318649721251
Title An Examination of Test-Taking Attitudes and Response Distortion on a Personality Test
Degree PhD
Department Psychology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Facteau, Jeffrey D.
Gustafson, Sigrid B.
Sgro, Joseph A.
Foti, Roseanne J. Committee Co-Chair
Hauenstein, Neil M. A. Committee Co-Chair
Keywords
  • dissimulation
  • response distortion
  • test-taking attitudes
  • validity
Date of Defense 1997-04-30
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This study examined test-taking attitudes and response distortion on a personality test. Consistent with our hypotheses, applicants were found to have significantly more positive test-taking attitudes and exhibit a greater degree of response distortion as compared to incumbents. In addition, test-taking attitudes were significantly associated with response distortion. However, test-taking attitudes failed to affect work performance or validity in the incumbent sample. Limitations and implications for future research are discussed.

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