Title

Constructing Fake-Resistant Personality Tests Using Item Response Theory High-Stakes Personality Testing with Multidimensional Pairwise Preferences

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2012

Keywords

item response theory, IRT, personality, faking, pairwise preference, forced choice, computerized adaptive testing, CAT, high stakes

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387476.003.0061

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the problem of faking in high stakes personality testing and potential psychometric remedies. Following a brief summary of the effects of faking and methods that have been used to detect or correct for faking post hoc, a recent item response theory approach to creating fake-resistant personality tests is described, and the effectiveness of this approach to test construction and scoring is demonstrated via Monte Carlo simulation. Empirical evidence supporting the use of this methodology in field settings is then presented, along with a description of an ongoing natural experiment being conducted in a military applicant screening context.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Constructing Fake-Resistant Personality Tests Using Item Response Theory High-Stakes Personality Testing with Multidimensional Pairwise Preferences, in M. Ziegler, C. McCann & R. D. Roberts (Eds.), New Perspectives on Faking in Personality Assessments, Oxford University Press, p. 215-239

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