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Applicant reaction to structure : self-monitoring as a moderator

Alias, Alizi (2010) Applicant reaction to structure : self-monitoring as a moderator. In: ASEAN Regional Unions of Psychological Societies (ARUPS), 2th - 3th October 2010, HELP University College, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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This experimental study examined applicant reaction on different types of interview structure (through structured, semi-structured and unstructured interview transcripts) with further analysis of self-monitoring as moderator variable. Final year undergraduate students (n=41) were selected and imagined themselves as applicant applying for the post of research assistant (RA). The results showed a significant effect of interview structure on applicants‟ reactions with F (1, 40) =35.29; p<0.01. Particularly, applicants reacted negatively to structured interview compared to semi-structured (t(41) =-8.67; p<0.01) and unstructured interview (t(41) =-5.94; p<0.01). No significant difference was found in applicants‟ reactions between semi-structured and unstructured interview with t(41) =1.56; p>0.05 and self-monitoring did not moderate effect of interview structure on applicant reactions with F(2, 38) = 2.626, p>0.05; η²=0.121.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Applicant reactions, employment interview, interview structure, interview transcript, self-monitoring
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Mrs, Misnah Sariman
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2011 16:22
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2012 14:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/9349

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