The effect of thin slicing on structured interview decisions

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The effect of thin slicing on structured interview decisions

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Title:
The effect of thin slicing on structured interview decisions
Creator:
Schmidt, Gregory F
Place of Publication:
[Tampa, Fla.]
Publisher:
University of South Florida
Publication Date:
Language:
English

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Subjects / Keywords:
Selection
Non-verbal behavior
Interviews
Impression management
Stranger ratings
Dissertations, Academic -- Psychology -- Masters -- USF ( lcsh )
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bibliography ( marcgt )
theses ( marcgt )
non-fiction ( marcgt )

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Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This study examined whether hiring recommendations based on thin slices of a structured interview were associated with recommendations based on the interview in its entirety. After viewing 12 seconds of silent interviewee behavior, participants made hiring recommendations that were significantly correlated with those produced by individuals viewing a still-frame of the interview and the entire interview. In an effort to determine what sources of information participants were using to arrive at their recommendations, nonverbal behaviors were examined in detail. Applicants who appeared attentive, not anxious, competent, confident, dominant, optimistic, and professional were more likely to receive positive hiring recommendations than others. Additional analyses reveal that these nonverbal behaviors impact hiring recommendations in both the still-frame and thin-slice video conditions after controlling for applicant physical attractiveness. Overall, results indicate that despite the availability of verbal content, interviewers may be heavily influenced by their first 12-second impression of a job applicant.
Thesis:
Thesis (M.A.)--University of South Florida, 2007.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
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System requirements: World Wide Web browser and PDF reader.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
General Note:
Title from PDF of title page.
General Note:
Document formatted into pages; contains 56 pages.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Greg F. Schmidt.

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University of South Florida Library
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University of South Florida
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Resource Identifier:
001935427 ( ALEPH )
226045969 ( OCLC )
E14-SFE0002259 ( USFLDC DOI )
e14.2259 ( USFLDC Handle )

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