The Influence of Situational Factors on Interview Anxiety

dc.contributor.advisorPowell, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Jordan
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-16T12:35:55Z
dc.date.available2021-09-16T12:35:55Z
dc.date.copyright2021-08
dc.date.created2021-08-05
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.degree.programmePsychologyen_US
dc.description.abstractThis study sought to determine whether two situational factors within a job interview could impact applicant interview anxiety. More specifically, the study investigated whether providing interview questions to applicants before officially beginning the interview or attempting to mimic a feelings elicited from rapport building using a script could reduce applicant interview anxiety. We also investigated whether applicants’ intolerance of uncertainty would moderate the relation between question provision and interview anxiety. After conducting real selection interviews for a research assistant position, applicants (N = 205) completed a questionnaire asking about their interview anxiety and intolerance of uncertainty. Ultimately, our hypotheses were not supported, as interview anxiety did not differ across conditions and intolerance of uncertainty did not moderate the relation between question provision and interview anxiety. Thus, we did not find any evidence to suggest that the situational factors we identified have an impact on interview anxiety.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/26437
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectinterview anxietyen_US
dc.subjectsituational factorsen_US
dc.subjectjob interviewen_US
dc.subjectinterviewen_US
dc.subjectrapporten_US
dc.subjectuncertaintyen_US
dc.titleThe Influence of Situational Factors on Interview Anxietyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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