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Name:
Jeffrey A. Smith

Email address:
Jas1970@aol.com

Title:
An Examination of Test-Taking Attitudes and Response Distortion on a Personality Test

Date of defense:
April 30, 1997

Document Type:
PhD Dissertation

Degree:
Doctor of Philosophy

Department:
Psychology


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.

Keywords:
Dissimulation, Response Distortion, Test-Taking Attitudes, Validity

Availability:
In 3 months.

Public URL:
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/public/etd-553318649721251/etd-title.html


List of attached files

File NameSize (Bytes)
smithja.pdf214,434 Bytes


Date item approved:
05/07/97

Fees:
Archiving fee received.
UMI fee received/NA.



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