Computer versus paper-and-Pencil administration mode and response distortion in noncognitive selection tests

Denise Potosky, Philip Bobko

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Abstract

This study examined the strength of the relationship between computerized and paper-and-pencil noncognitive selection measures. The tendency to engage in response distortion across these 2 modes was also assessed. The raw cross-mode correlations exceeded .90 for all of the substantive selection scales studied. Indeed, latent cross-mode correlations were estimated to be 1.0 for all of these scales. Mean score comparisons of 1 of the response distortion measures (i.e., the Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding) suggested that response distortion in the computer-administration mode was significantly greater than response distortion observed with a paper-and-pencil format. However, administration mode did not influence scores on another measure of direct response distortion or any of the substantive selection measures administered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-299
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Volume82
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology

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