Accession Number : ADA119265

Title :   The Situational Interview: Examining What People Say Versus What They Do Versus What They Have Done.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s) : Latham,Gary P ; Saari,Lise M

PDF Url : ADA119265

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Two studies were conducted to test the validity of the situational interview. In the first study, a concurrent validity strategy showed that there is a correlation between what people in an interview setting say they do on the job and what they actually do on the job as reported by both peers and supervisors. Furthermore, a situational approach to interviewing appears preferable to asking people direct questions about their past experiences. The second study used a predictive validity strategy to test the theoretical premise of the situational interview, namely, that intentions predict behavior. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Interviewing, *Personnel selection, *Skills, *Job analysis, Personnel, Questionnaires, Performance(Human), Jobs, Behavior, Predictions, Recruiting, Ratings, Supervisors, Data acquisition, Validation, Employee relations, Statistical analysis

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE