A comparison of applicants' and incumbents' mean scores on health constructs and personality constructs.: A follow-up study of military recruits in a selection setting
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Selection and Assessment, ISSN 0965-075X, E-ISSN 1468-2389, Vol. 23, no 2, 120-130 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study looked at the effects of self-enhancement in a real recruitment setting, and included both personality constructs, and the more infrequently studied, health constructs. The participants (N = 202) were assessed first as applicants, and later as incumbents. The result revealed that self-enhancement was more ubiquitous on the personality constructs than on the health constructs. However, the effect sizes were stronger for the latter, and it was twice as likely for the participants to confirm having experienced previous traumatic/stressful events as incumbents compared to as applicants. Implications for self-enhancement on personality and health constructs in military recruitment situations are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons, 2015. Vol. 23, no 2, 120-130 p.
self-enhancement, health constructs, personality constructs, military, applicant setting
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-37904DOI: 10.1111/ijsa.12101ISI: 000353957200003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-37904DiVA: diva2:852858