Problematic Issues of Personality Assessment in Selection: an Exploration Study in Vietnam
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- recruitment; selection; personality assessment; faking; legal issue; ethical issue
This study explores the problematic issues with the use of personality tests in the context of Vietnam.
Hundreds of primary research and dozens of meta-analyses have been published since the mid-1980s strongly support the use of personality assessment in staffing decision-making. However, personality assessments for staffing purposes have some potentially problematic issues. Understanding these problematic issues can help to provide practical suggestions for hiring managers.
Research design, approach and method:
The research was conducted using qualitative methods and in-depth interviews with 17 Vietnamese participants. Clustering, pattern-matching, and critical discourse analysis were used as primary techniques to analyze data. Themes derived from reviewing existing literature were used as patterns to test the phenomenon in Vietnam
Results show that most studied Vietnamese companies found using Personality tests in job selection have some potentially problematic issues. The most concerning issues are Faking and Personality assessment in contexts. Other issues have not yet become the salient concerns of most companies.
The study highlights four implications for hiring managers: (1) using the appropriate personality assessment instrument; (2) a clear guideline about ethical behavior should be developed; (3) practitioners must ensure they update their understanding of legislation in the field; (4) taking cross-culture approach to understand personality traits is important for personality assessment across cultures.
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TY - CONF AU - Nguyen Ngoc QUY AU - Phung The VINH PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/07 TI - Problematic Issues of Personality Assessment in Selection: an Exploration Study in Vietnam BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Challenges: Business Transformation and Circular Economy (ICECH 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 132 EP - 142 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.211119.015 DO - 10.2991/aebmr.k.211119.015 ID - QUY2021 ER -