• Aldo Prasmara
  • Nikodemus Hans Setiadi Wijaya



Faking, big five personality, motivation to fake, faking behavior.


The action of faking is often done by applicants in the process of recruitment and selection of new employees with the purpose to impress an employer. The aim of this study is to integrate the big five personalities, faking motivation, and faking behavior. That is, the personality dimensions of applicants based may be the source of faking motivation, in turn, faking behavior. The data were gathered by questionnaires done toward 200 applicants. Data analysis was conducted using a Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) in the AMOS 22. Results showed that in the five major categories of personalities, there was a dimension that was not significantly related to motivation to fake, i.e., neuroticism, while openness and extraversion positively influenced motivation to fake. The other dimensions, conscientiousness and agreeableness, showed negative effects on motivation to fake. Finally, motivation to fake showed a positive effect on applicants’ faking behavior.


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