Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Raymark, Patrick H
Pury , Cindy
Rosopa , Patrick
Stephens , Benjamin
This study examined the incremental effectiveness of interview practice and feedback on candidates' interview performance. In addition, interviewee anxiety, impression management behaviors, and core self-evaluation were considered as intervening variables between the training manipulations and interview performance. In this experimental design, participants were assigned to one of three groups: the control group, the interview practice group, and the coaching group that received practice plus feedback from a counselor. Employer representatives evaluated subsequent interview performance within a final mock interview.
Hypotheses predicting differential effects of interview training on interview performance ratings were partially supported and relationships were discovered among additional variables. As predicted, less anxious candidates performed more impression management behaviors, which in turn were related to higher interview ratings. Core-self evaluation, the composite variable including self-esteem, self-efficacy, locus of control and emotional stability, demonstrated a direct effect on interview performance, interview anxiety and impression management behaviors.
In sum, this study expands our knowledge of how anxiety, impression management behaviors, and core self-evaluation influence interview ratings.
Williams, Katherine, "DOES PRACTICE MAKE PERFECT? EFFECTS OF PRACTICE AND COACHING ON INTERVIEW PERFORMANCE" (2012). All Dissertations. 1009.