Title

How Interviewees Consider Content and Context Cues to Person-Organization Fit

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2013

Abstract

The interview is an ideal opportunity for job candidates to assess their fit with potential employers. While research shows that candidates' perceptions of person-organization (PO) fit lead to important outcomes, fewer studies explore how such perceptions are formed. A policy-capturing study modeled how job candidates detect and interpret cues from the interview to inform their determinations of PO fit. A total of 213 participants read a series of vignettes representing interview scenarios, and rated each in terms of his/her perceived PO fit. Evidence showed that participants considered context factors (interview procedure practices and interviewer behaviors) more than the values-relevant content of interview questions when assessing their level of PO fit.

DOI

10.1111/ijsa.12039

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