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Table 5 Types of perceptions described by participants in the judgment stage

From: Situational judgment test validity: an exploratory model of the participant response process using cognitive and think-aloud interviews

Perception types Description Examples of perceptions
Image Perceptions about how the response would reflect on their image as a person “It just makes you seem lazy” (S03)
They want Perceptions about what the actor in the scenario would want “That’s not what they want to hear” (P04)
Integrity Perceptions about the honesty or legality of a response option “You’re not portraying the situation how it actually happened” (S10)
Instinct Perceptions about what inherently feels wrong or right in the scenario “I did what felt right” (S02)