Interviewer Predictions of Applicant Qualifications and Interviewer Validity: Aggregate and Individual Analyses

Angelo J. Kinicki, Chris A. Lockwood, Peter Hom, Rodger W. Griffeth

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Abstract

The relative effects of varied interviewee cues on line managers' hiring decisions were examined, as was the relative predictability of various criteria by line managers' interview impressions. Aggregate and individual regression analyses revealed that 3 nursing directors' impressions of 186 nursing applicants shaped their hiring recommendations more than did the applicants' resume credentials. Moreover, managers' interview impressions significantly predicted employees' job attitudes, though predictions of attitudes did not exceed predictions of performance. Finally, individual managers based hiring decisions on different interview impressions, and these impressions forecast employees' job attitudes with differential validity. Implications for future interviewing research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)477-486
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Volume75
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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