When faced with the task of responding to a personality
questionnaire, an individual may respond with
a number of strategies or test-taking attitudes. Among
these, deceptive (fake) and disengaged (random) attitudes
are of particular interest, for these can potentially
mislead and misinform test users. A two-stage
model was devised to detect deceptive and disengaged
protocols on the California Psychological Inventory.
Using parameters from signal detection theory, this
model is found to be highly sensitive in detecting invalidity.
Index terms: California Psychological Inventory,
expected utility, faking on personality inventories,
personality assessment, random response
patterns, signal detection theory.
Lanning, Kevin. (1989). Detection of invalid response patterns on the California Psychological Inventory. Applied Psychological Measurement, 13, 45-56. doi:10.1177/014662168901300105
Detection of invalid response patterns on the California Psychological Inventory.
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