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The Influence of Perceived Competition on Intentions to Fake in Employment Interviews

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dc.contributor.advisor Powell, Deborah
dc.contributor.author Ho, Jordan
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-28T15:32:56Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-28T15:32:56Z
dc.date.copyright 2018-08
dc.date.created 2018-07-17
dc.date.issued 2018-08-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/14116
dc.description.abstract Many applicants fake, or intentionally misrepresent information, in employment interviews. Recent theories of faking propose that applicants may fake more when there are situational cues that signal intense competition for the job. We tested this proposition by manipulating the number of competitors and selection ratio in selection scenarios, and assessed individuals’ faking intentions. We also examined whether Honesty-Humility moderated the relation between competition and faking intentions. Hypotheses were tested using a between-subjects study with 775 participants. Results show that faking intentions increased with few competitors and a small selection ratio. Honesty-Humility did not moderate the relation between competition and faking intentions. Findings support competition as a situational predictor of faking intentions, lending support to models of faking. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Faking en_US
dc.subject Impression Management en_US
dc.subject Employment Interviews en_US
dc.subject Competition en_US
dc.subject Personnel Selection en_US
dc.title The Influence of Perceived Competition on Intentions to Fake in Employment Interviews en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Psychology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Psychology en_US


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