A Model of Faking Likelihood in the Employment Interview

18 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2006

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Julia Levashina

Indiana University Kokomo - School of Business

Michael A. Campion

Purdue University - Krannert School of Management

Abstract

There has been surprisingly little research on faking in the employment interview, despite the fact that professional judgment would suggest that faking might occur in the interview. Based on a review of the literature on faking in personality tests and the literature on deception, we propose a model of faking during an employment interview and develop 19 testable propositions to guide future research. We argue that faking is a function of capacity, willingness, and opportunity to fake. Structured interviews provide less opportunity for intentional distortion; however, some components of structure may actually increase faking. Finally, job candidates distort their responses in job desirable ways.

Suggested Citation

Levashina, Julia and Campion, Michael A., A Model of Faking Likelihood in the Employment Interview. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 299-316, December 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=945240 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2389.2006.00353.x

Julia Levashina (Contact Author)

Indiana University Kokomo - School of Business ( email )

Kokomo, IN
United States

Michael A. Campion

Purdue University - Krannert School of Management ( email )

1310 Krannert Building
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1310
United States

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