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Wilfrid Laurier University Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
March 24, 2017
Canadian Excellence
Chet Robie

Dr. Chet Robie

Professor (OB/HRM)

Contact Information
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.2965
Fax: 519.884.0201
Office Location: P3108
Office Hours: By appointment
Languages Spoken


Academic Background

BSc (Towson State University), MA (Towson State University), PhD (Bowling Green State University)

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Chet Robie
is a Professor in organizational behavior/human resource management in the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada. His previous academic posts include an assistant professorship in the I/O psychology program at the University of Houston and an assistant professorship in the College of Business Administration at Niagara University.  Dr. Robie has consulted for international firms such as Personnel Decisions International, General Motors, Procter & Gamble, and Caliper, Inc., dealing with issues related to multi-source feedback, applicant faking, test development and validation, and global norms. Dr. Robie worked as a personnel management specialist for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management where he was involved in large-scale survey initiatives and policy evaluation. Chet is also interested in collective bargaining and negotiation issues having served as an arbitrator for both the National Association of Securities Dealers and the Better Business Bureau and various roles in faculty unions. His current research funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, addresses non-cognitive testing and cross-cultural measurement issues. He has published in such peer-reviewed journals as Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, and the International Journal of Selection and Assessment. Dr. Robie is currently a member of the editorial boards of Human Performance and the Journal of Business and Psychology. Dr. Robie is also currently a member of the Professional Advisory Board for SkillSurvey, Inc., a firm that specializes in web-based reference-checking.  Chet’s undergraduate education was at Towson University. Chet also received his master’s degree in Experimental Psychology from Towson University. Chet received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University.


Personality in personnel selection and reference checking

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Selected Publications (please see CV for full listing)

Griffith, R. L., & Robie, C. (2013). Personality testing and the “F Word”: Revisiting seven questions about faking. In N. D. Christiansen & R. P. Tett (Eds.), Handbook of personality at work (pp. 253-280). New York: Taylor & Francis.

Hedricks, C. A., Robie, C., & Oswald, F. L. (2013). Web-based multisource reference checking: An investigation of psychometric integrity and applied benefits. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 21(1), 183-194.

Christiansen, N. D., & Robie, C. (2011). Further consideration of the use of narrow trait scales. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 43, 183-194.

  Robie, C., Emmons, T., Tuzinski, K. A., & Katrowitz, T. (2011). Effects of an economic recession on leader personality and general mental ability scores. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 19, 183-189.

  Robie, C., Komar, S., & Brown, D. J. (2010). The effects of coaching and speeding on Big Five and impression management scale scores. Human Performance, 23, 446-467.

  Robie, C., Taggar, S., & Brown, D. J. (2009). The effects of warnings and speeding on scale scores and convergent validity of conscientiousness. Human Performance, 22, 340-354.

  Komar, S. G., Brown, D. J., Komar, J. A., & Robie, C. (2008). Faking and the validity of conscientiousness: A Monte Carlo investigation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, 140-154.

  Robie, C. (2006). Effects of perceived selection ratio on personality test faking. Social Behavior and Personality, 34, 1233-1244.

  Zickar, M. J., Gibby, R. E., & Robie, C. (2004). Uncovering faking samples in applicant, incumbent, and experimental data sets: An application of mixed model item response theory. Organizational Research Methods, 7, 168-190.

  Greguras, G. J., Robie, C., Schleicher, D. J., & Goff, M. III (2003). A field study of the effects of rating purpose on the quality of multisource ratings. Personnel Psychology, 56, 1-21.

  Robie, C., Schmit, M. J., Ryan, A. M., & Zickar, M. J. (2000). Effects of item context specificity on the measurement equivalence of a personality inventory. Organizational Research Methods, 3, 348-365.

  Schmit, M. J., Kihm, J. A., & Robie, C. (2000). Development of a global measure of personality. Personnel Psychology, 53, 153-193.

  Zickar, M. J., & Robie, C. (1999). Modeling faking good on personality items: An item-level analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 84, 551-563.

  Greguras, G. J., & Robie, C. (1998). A new look at within-source interrater reliability of 360-degree feedback ratings. Journal of Applied Psychology, 83, 960-968.

Selected Grants and Awards

2007/2009/2012: Dean’s Commendation for Teaching Excellence, Wilfrid Laurier University.

2005/2007/2009: Standard Research Grants, Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC).

2007/2008/2009: Centre for Strategic Leadership Research Grant, Wilfrid Laurier University.

Editorial Boards

Human Performance

Journal of Business and Psychology

Selected Academic Affiliations

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

Human Resources Professional Association

Human Resources Professional Association (Grand Valley Chapter)

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