Title

Ability to differentiate and its impact on employment interview decision-making.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Sharon L. Segrest

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Date Issued

2013-01-01

Date Available

2013-05-14

ISSN

2327-5340

Abstract

How interview perceptions are formed and evaluative judgments made have traditionally been conceptualized as analogous to a "black box". Current research indicates a number of models that attempt to explain the way in which information is processed in an interview situation. Both management and cognitive psychology literatures indicate that an underlying cognitive model influences the way individual's process information into a single evaluative judgment. This paper explores one element of an individual's cognitive process, their degree of differentiation, and the impact it has on the accuracy of the interview decision. Results indicate that individuals who are have a higher degree of differentiation make more accurate interview decisions. The implication of this finding and its role in understanding the cognitive processing inherent in interview decisions and suggestions for future research are also discussed.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Journal of Management and Marketing Research, 12 (1), 1-13. The full-text of the article may be accessed from the publisher's link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Academic and Business Research Institute

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.