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dc.contributor.authorSaksvik-Lehouillier, Ingvild
dc.contributor.authorEriksen, Ingrid Børstad
dc.contributor.authorLangvik, Eva Oddrun
dc.identifier.citationCogent Psychology. 2020, 7 (1), .en_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim was to explore how job applicants use strategies when completing a personality test in a selection process, and further to identify factors that contribute to a positive test experience. The informants were eight former applicants for an actual job including management responsibilities. The applicants had completed the personality test OPQ32i. We used semi-structured interviews when collecting data, and thematic analysis was used as an analytic approach.. The candidates considered strategies as important during the testing to optimize their own test profile. Strategies used were related to strategic honesty, time use, consistency, and aiming not to obtain middle or extreme scores. Criteria for an optimal test experience were positive expectations for the test, previous experiences with personality testing, high belief in the test, perception of the test as fair and relevant for the job, as well as certain aspects related to the feedback interview. Our study has provided important knowledge about the subjective experience of a personality test situation in a selection process. The use of strategies should be seen in a more holistic perspective than only focusing on faking. The results address the importance of using the feedback interview as an integrated and central element when applying personality tests in personnel selection.en_US
dc.publisherCogent oaen_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleA candidate perspective on personality testing in the selection process: The use of strategies and criteria for a positive experienceen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.source.journalCogent Psychologyen_US
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