Abstract

The prominence of unproctored online testing in selection has caused researchers and practitioners to turn their attention to the possibility of cheating and methods of detecting and decreasing it. Past research has shown that separately both equity theory and theory of planned behavior can predict maleficent behaviors. This study combines both of these theories--with equity theory as an operationalization of the precedents of theory of planned behavior--in attempt to predict past cheating behaviors. The present study aims to give selection professionals a framework by which to understand the motivations behind cheating on pre-employment tests. Equity sensitivity findings were limited due to a restricted sample. Recommendations are made that will, hopefully, rectify the constraints of this study and lead to better results.

Advisor

Kristie Campana

First Committee Member

Miles Smayling

Second Committee Member

Emily Stark

Date of Degree

2013

Language

english

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

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