Cheating on online assessment tests: prevelance and impact on validity
Online tests are a relatively efficient way to assess large numbers of job candidates and are becoming increasingly popular with organizations. Due to their unproctored nature, however, online selection tests provide the potential for candidates to cheat, which may undermine the validity of these tests for selecting qualified candidates. The purpose of this study was to test the appropriateness of utility theory as a framework for understanding decision-making in regard to cheating on an online cognitive ability test (CAT) by manipulating the probability of passing the test with cheating, the ...
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