Preemployment Honesty Testing: Current Research and Future Directions

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have been the focus of recent honesty test research. Empirical research is starting to disprove the perception that honesty tests are offensive to applicants. Misconceptions about any personnel selection procedures should always be scientifically tested before they are inappropriately accepted as truth.


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Jones J. W. ( 1989). Overt integrity tests versus personality measures of delinquency: Job-relatedness, offensiveness and invasiveness. Unpublished manuscript.

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