Comparison of professional versus student ratings of job interviewee behavior

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Designed a replication of research by T. McGovern and H. Tinsley (1978) which asked professional personnel representatives to rate a videotaped job interviewee. Nonprofessional undergraduates were used as the raters of job interviewee behavior. Content of the interviews was constant; nonverbal behavior was experimentally manipulated. The results obtained with the student raters closely parallel those of professionals. The student Ss were able to discriminate nonverbal behaviors such as eye contact, voice tone, and body movement in making their evaluations. The implications for future research with students as Ss and the development of peer counseling programs for job interview preparation are discussed. (9 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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