The effect of compensation motives on malingering
Literature suggests rates of malingering differ for persons with compensation motives compared to those without such motives. This study examined whether or not rates of malingering are greater for persons with compensation claims. It was hypothesized that patients with compensation motives would have higher rates of malingering than non-compensation patients do. 2 computerized assessments of response bias were used to determine rates of malingering. No significant differences were found. Possible implications of the research are addressed.