A number of writers and researchers on the selection interview have pointed out that the candidate is not a passive element in the situation and that he or she can play a considerable part in actively determining the course and outcome of the interview (e.g. Keenan, 1978, 1980; Higham, 1979). One line of enquiry in this context has been followed by Dipboye and Wiley (1977, 1978) in studies on candidate self-presentation styles. They found that a moderately aggressive style was evaluated more positively for a supervisory position than was a passive style, irrespective of the candidateâs sex. In a small exploratory study, Fletcher (1981) reported that female candidates had a preference for a more open and honest approach in interviews than did males, and that they also tended to opt for a less aggressive style of self-presentation, Putting these findings together, it seems possible that if females genuinely do prefer to take a less assertive attitude in interviews compared to males, it would work against their chances of success in selection for managerial positions. One purpose of the present investigation was to test more thoroughly the hypothesis that males and females favour different selfpresentation styles in interviews, in
Applied Psychology – Wiley
Published: Jul 1, 1984
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