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Interview in Work and Organizational Settings

Introduction

This entry describes the central results of research on the selection interview. After a definition of the interview in psychological assessment main features of selection interviews are described. Prerequisites of psychological interviews are given and the central developments in the area of the selection interview are summarized. Then the results of meta-analyses on reliability and validity of selection interviews are presented. Finally conclusions and future perspectives on selection interviews are given.

Definition

A psychological interview is a kind of conversation between one or more interviewers and one or more interviewees which follows implicit and explicit rules and aims at gathering information for the description, explanation or prediction of individual behaviour or the relationship between people, or at gathering information about the conditions that change or stabilize individual ...

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