The Relation between Selection Expectations, Perceptions and Organizational Attraction: A Test of Competing Models

6 Pages Posted: 1 Jan 2011

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Bert Schreurs

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Eva Derous

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Karin Proost

Open University (Netherlands)

K. De Witte

University of Leuven (KUL); Maastricht University

Date Written: November 19, 2010

Abstract

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

Schreurs, Bert and Derous, Eva and Proost, Karin and De Witte, Kristof, The Relation between Selection Expectations, Perceptions and Organizational Attraction: A Test of Competing Models (November 19, 2010). International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Vol. 18, Issue 4, pp. 447-452, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1733004 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2389.2010.00527.x

Bert Schreurs (Contact Author)

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Eva Derous

Erasmus University Rotterdam ( email )

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Karin Proost

Open University (Netherlands)

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Netherlands

Kristof De Witte

University of Leuven (KUL) ( email )

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Belgium

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Maastricht University ( email )

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Netherlands
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