Faking to Fit in: Applicants' Response Strategie to Match Organizational Culture

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_AB5D085040F4
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Faking to Fit in: Applicants' Response Strategie to Match Organizational Culture
Périodique
Journal of Applied Psychology
Auteur(s)
Roulin Nicolas, Krings Franciska
Statut éditorial
In Press
Langue
anglais
Résumé
We examine applicant faking as an adaptive response to the specific environment that applicants are confronted with. More specifically, we propose that applicants fake by adapting their responses to the culture of the hiring organization so that they display the personality profile that best matches the organization’s culture. In other words, they fake in a targeted manner, to increase their person-organization (P-O) fit. We tested this proposition in six studies, including experiments and surveys, and focused on competitiveness and innovativeness as two central elements of organizational culture. Results confirm that applicants infer an ideal personality profile from elements of organizational culture and then adapt their responses on personality inventories accordingly. Faking to increase P-O fit was present, albeit slightly weaker, when accounting for the fact that applicants choose organizations that fit their values. Overall, this research highlights the adaptive component of faking and underlines that it should not be considered a behavior that only dishonest individuals show.
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19/05/2019 9:28
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21/08/2019 5:14
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