RECENT findings of Farr (1973) suggested that recency effects are obtained when subjects make repeated judgments concerning hypothetical job applicants. The information presented last about an applicant had a greater effect upon final interview judgments than information presented early in the simulated interview when the interviewer was required to judge each applicant several times. When only a single judgment was required, the results were less consistent, although a primacy effect was found for one type of decision. Farrâs (1973) results differed from some of the earlier findings of the McGill studies of decision making in the selection interview (Webster, 1964), particularly the research of Springbett (1958). Springbett found a primacy effect for information order in experimental conditions which required that the interviewers make repeated judgments about the applicants. One factor distinguishing the Farr (1973) and Springbett (1958) studies was the amount of information presented about each applicant. In Springbettâs research a relatively large amount of information was presented to the interviewer about each applicant, whereas in Farrâs study only eight items of information per applicant were used. The amount of information available concerning the applicant may moderate whether primacy or recency effects are found. The classic ar- â
Personnel Psychology – Wiley
Published: Jun 1, 1975
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera