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dc.contributor.authorDunlop, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorBourdage, Joshua S
dc.contributor.authorde Vries, Reinout E
dc.contributor.authorMcNeill, Ilona M
dc.contributor.authorJorritsma, Karina
dc.contributor.authorOrchard, Megan
dc.contributor.authorAusten, Tomas
dc.contributor.authorBaines, Teesha
dc.contributor.authorChoe, Weng-Khong
dc.identifier.citationDunlop, P. and Bourdage, J.S. and de Vries, R.E. and McNeill, I.M. and Jorritsma, K. and Orchard, M. and Austen, T. et al. 2019. What does overclaiming represent? Well, it depends!, in The International Society for the Study of Individual Differences conference, Jul 29-Aug 2 2019. Florence, Italy: ISID.

Overclaiming behaviour, as measured by overclaiming questionnaires (OCQs), has been proposed as a potential indicator of unconscious self-enhancement, conscious/deliberate impression management, careless responding, and even genuine subject matter knowledge. However, the evidence for each of these propositions is very mixed. In this research, we draw from the principles of classical expectancy (VIE) theory to show that overclaiming behaviour likely represents different phenomena as a function of the conditions under which it is observed. Specifically, using a ‘personnel selection’ paradigm, we show through multiple studies that overclaiming performs well as an indicator of deliberate faking, provided three conditions are met: (a) faking is associated with a desired goal (valence is high), (b) the OCQ’s content is tailored appropriately to the assessment situation, such that overclaiming becomes instrumental to achieving that desired goal, and (c) respondents’ expectancies regarding their capacity to overclaim successfully are not undermined.

dc.titleWhat does overclaiming represent? Well, it depends!
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.conferenceInternational Society for the Study of Individual Differences
dcterms.source.conference-start-date29 Jul 2019
dcterms.source.placeUniversity of Florence
curtin.departmentFuture of Work Institute
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available
curtin.facultyFaculty of Business and Law
curtin.contributor.orcidDunlop, Patrick [0000-0002-5225-6409]
curtin.contributor.researcheridDunlop, Patrick [K-6738-2012]
dcterms.source.conference-end-date2 Aug 2019
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridDunlop, Patrick [7005406522]

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