We examined the occurrence of faking on a rating situational judgment test (SJT) by comparing SJT scores and response styles of the same individuals across two natu‐ rally occurring situations. An SJT for medical school selection was administered twice to the same group of applicants (N = 317) under low‐stakes (T1) and high‐stakes (T2) circumstances. The SJT was scored using three different methods that were differ‐ entially affected by response tendencies. Applicants used significantly more extreme responding on T2 than T1. Faking (higher SJT score on T2) was only observed for scoring methods that controlled for response tendencies. Scoring methods that do not control for response tendencies introduce systematic error into the SJT score, which may lead to inaccurate conclusions about the existence of faking.

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Keywords extreme responding, faking, high‐stakes selection, scoring methods, situational judgment test
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijsa.12251, hdl.handle.net/1765/119429
Journal International Journal of Selection and Assessment
de Leng, W.E., Stegers-Jager, K.M, Born, M.Ph, & Themmen, A.P.N. (2019). Faking on a situational judgment test in a medical school selection setting: Effect of different scoring methods?. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 27(3), 235–248. doi:10.1111/ijsa.12251