Effect of framing on applicants' reactions to personnel selection methods

Eyal Gamliel*, Eyal Peer

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Abstract

This research demonstrates the effect of framing on applicants' reactions to two personnel selection methods: undergraduate grade point average and personnel interview scores. Presenting a selection situation framed positively (to accept applicants) caused applicants to rate both selection methods more favorably relative to presenting them with an identical selection situation framed negatively (to reject the remaining applicants). Framing affected reactions that emphasized distributive justice aspects of the selection situation and procedural justice aspects. The results are consistent with Prospect theory and with Fairness Heuristic theory. The paper offers a theoretical explanation for the effect of framing on applicants' reactions to personnel selection methods, discusses the implications of this effect, and suggests directions for future research.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)282-289
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Selection and Assessment
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2009

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