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ERIC Number: EJ1104288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0163-853X
Disfluent Responses to Job Interview Questions and What They Entail
Brosy, Julie; Bangerter, Adrian; Mayor, Eric
Discourse Processes: A multidisciplinary journal, v53 n5-6 p371-391 2016
Conversation is governed by expectations of timely responding. Violations of these expectations are grounds for inference by other participants. These inferences may be at odds with identities respondents try to project. In job interviews, candidates' responses are used to make hiring decisions. Candidates trade off between (1) delaying response initiation to search for an appropriate response at the risk of appearing inept and (2) responding quicker but less appropriately. In a corpus of job interviews, response delays predicted the probability of inappropriate initial responses and decreased hireability ratings, illustrating how unintended aspects of conversational delivery can entail social and institutional consequences beyond the conversation itself.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: NEO Five Factor Inventory; Wonderlic Personnel Test
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