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The effects of coaching and speeding on Big Five and impression management scale scores (ABSTRACT)


Robie, C., Komar, S., & Brown, D. J.

published: 2010 | Research publication | Refereed Journals - OB/HRM

Robie, C., Komar, S., & Brown, D. J. (2010). The effects of coaching and speeding on Big Five and impression management scale scores. Human Performance, 23, 446-467.


We examined the effects of coaching and speeding on personality scale scores in a faking context (N =192). A completely crossed 2 2 experimental design was used in which instructions (no coaching or coaching) and speeding (with or without a time limit) were manipulated. No statistically significant effects on scale scores were evidenced for speeding. Coaching participants significantly elevated scores (average d = .76) for each of the Big Five personality factors but did not significantly elevate the scores on the Impression Management scale (d = .06). Cognitive ability was significantly positively related to Impression Management for uncoached participants but not for coached participants. An exploratory simulation suggests that coaching would have an effect on who would be selected for a job.

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