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The relationship of interviewer's communication behaviors and applicant's evaluation of the interviewer [electronic resource] /

by Hunter, Seft.

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The Relationship of Interviewer’s Communication Behaviors and Applicant’s Evaluation of the Interviewer Seft Hunter The present study sought to explain the nature of the relationship between interviewers’ communication behavior (willingness to communicate, self-perceived communication competence, and socio-communicative style) and applicants’ perception of credibility (competence, trustworthiness, and goodwill), general attitude toward the interviewer and belief that the interviewer should continue interviewing for her/his company. Results indicated that: (1) there was a significant positive relationship between perceived WTC, competence, goodwill, trustworthiness, general attitude toward the interviewer, and belief that the interviewer should continue interviewing for her/his organization; (2) perceived communication competence was positively correlated with competence, goodwill, trustworthiness, general attitude toward the interviewer, and belief that the interviewer should continue interviewing for her/his organization; (3) assertiveness was positively correlated with competence, trustworthiness, general attitude toward the interviewer, and belief that the interviewer should continue interviewing for her/his organization; (4) responsiveness was very strongly correlated with competence, goodwill, trustworthiness, general attitude toward the interviewer, and belief that the interviewer should continue interviewing for her/his organization. Implications of these findings for the employment interview are discussed. iii
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School:West Virginia University

School Location:USA - West Virginia

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:interviewing interpersonal communication

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