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Revista de Psicología del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones

On-line version ISSN 2174-0534Print version ISSN 1576-5962


SALGADO, Jesús F.  and  LADO, Mario. Faking resistance of a quasi-ipsative forced-choice personality inventory without algebraic dependence. Rev. psicol. trab. organ. [online]. 2018, vol.34, n.3, pp.213-216. ISSN 2174-0534.

This short research note reports on a study on the robustness of a quasi-ipsative forced-choice (FC) personality inventory for controlling the effects of faking. A sample of 126 active managers was randomly divided in three independent groups, with 42 individuals per group. We used an experimental three-group design in which the independent variable was the instructional set (faking, neutral, and honest), and the dependent variables were the scores in the Big Five personality dimensions. The results showed that the average effect sizes were .01, -.02, and 0 for the comparisons among faking-honest, faking-neutral, and neutral-honest groups. These findings showed that the quasi-ipsative FC format with algebraic non-dependence among the scales is a very robust way of controlling faking. We recommend practitioners to use this technology for making personnel selection decisions.

Keywords : Faking; Quasi-ipsative; Forced-choice; Big Five; Personality.

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