ERIC Number: ED248561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Theoretical and Methodological Evaluation of Organizational Interviewing Research from a Communication Perspective.
Freiberg, Kevin L.; Hellweg, Susan A.
A review of the literature pertaining to organizational interviewing reveals a number of issues that have hindered research in that area in recent years. An analysis of these issues suggests that researchers should adopt an integrative approach to theory development--one that recognizes the situational differences of various organizational interviewing contexts. Interviewing methodologies also need to be strengthened to enhance the generalizability of research findings, and greater attention needs to be given to communication variables in the interviewing process. Interviewing research in organizational contexts needs to be validated and qualified in view of various job classifications, and increased research efforts need to be made in the context of organizational forms of interviewing other than the selection interview. In addition, future research should test and further validate coding schemes utilized in organizational contexts. The development and validation of prototypical scripts for organizational interviews through empirical investigation may also prove to be a rich source of communicative data. Finally, the implications of communication rules and relational analysis development, as well as other interpersonal communication theoretical frameworks, need to be determined in organizational interviews. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Academy of Management Convention (Boston, MA, August 12-15, 1984).