Integrating Social Identity and the Theory of Planned Behavior: Predicting Withdrawal from an Organizational Recruitment Process

Personnel Psychology, 65, pp. 723-753, 2012, DOI: 10.1111/peps.12000

51 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2015

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Brian Griepentrog

Fors Marsh Group

Crystal Harold

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management

Brian Holtz

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management; Temple University - Organizational Behavior

Richard J Klimoski

George Mason University - Department of Management

Sean Marsh

Fors Marsh Group

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

The current study develops and tests a model of applicant withdrawal. Drawing on tenets from social identity theory and the theory of planned behavior, the current study proposes that applicants who highly identify with an organization will experience higher pursuit intentions and subsequently be less inclined to withdraw from recruitment. Data were collected from a sample of 669 applicants to the U.S. Military at two intervals, separated by three months. Strong support was found for the proposed theoretical model. Implications for research and practice will be discussed.

Suggested Citation

Griepentrog, Brian and Harold, Crystal and Holtz, Brian and Klimoski, Richard J and Marsh, Sean, Integrating Social Identity and the Theory of Planned Behavior: Predicting Withdrawal from an Organizational Recruitment Process (2012). Personnel Psychology, 65, pp. 723-753, 2012, DOI: 10.1111/peps.12000, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2550878

Brian Griepentrog

Fors Marsh Group ( email )

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Crystal Harold (Contact Author)

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

Brian Holtz

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

Temple University - Organizational Behavior ( email )

Philadelphia, PA
United States

Richard J Klimoski

George Mason University - Department of Management ( email )

United States

Sean Marsh

Fors Marsh Group ( email )

1010 N Glebe Road, Suite 510
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

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