The Relation between Selection Expectations, Perceptions and Organizational Attraction: A Test of Competing Models
6 Pages Posted: 1 Jan 2011
Date Written: November 19, 2010
Little is known about how applicants' selection expectations and perceptions interplay in predicting applicant attraction outcomes (organizational attractiveness, job pursuit intention, and recommendation intention). In the present study, 340 entry-level applicants for jobs in a large financial company provided information about their selection expectations before the procedure, and about their perceptions and attraction to the organization after the procedure. Regression analyses indicated that applicant perceptions, and in particular perceptions of warmth/respect, mediated the relationship between selection expectations and organizational attractiveness and job pursuit intention. No support was found for the moderating role of selection expectations in the perception-attraction relationship. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation