With the introduction and popularity of using mobile devices to access the internet, mobile-based pre-employment assessments are becoming increasingly common. Previous research suggests that mobile-based assessments are both valid and equivalent to computer based assessments and have no adverse impact. The current study was intended to examine applicant reactions to mobile-based assessments. Findings indicate that using a smartphone to complete a pre-employment assessment had no effect on biodata and personality measures scores. Applicants also reported that using a smartphone interfered with their opportunity to perform, and that they would prefer to complete assessments on a computer. Furthermore, the option of completing mobile assessments on their mobile device would not improve applicants' perceptions about the organization. Applicants did not believe that employers would have negative reactions to the knowledge that applicants were completing assessments on their mobile device, and applicants did not believe this knowledge would affect their likelihood of receiving a job offer.


Daniel Sachau

First Committee Member

Andrea Lassiter

Second Committee Member

Kathleen Dale

Date of Degree




Document Type



Master of Arts (MA)




Social and Behavioral Sciences

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