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The Influence of Situational Factors on Interview Anxiety

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dc.contributor.advisor Powell, Deborah
dc.contributor.author Moore, Jordan
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-16T12:35:55Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-16T12:35:55Z
dc.date.copyright 2021-08
dc.date.created 2021-08-05
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10214/26437
dc.description.abstract This 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.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Guelph en_US
dc.subject interview anxiety en_US
dc.subject situational factors en_US
dc.subject job interview en_US
dc.subject interview en_US
dc.subject rapport en_US
dc.subject uncertainty en_US
dc.title The Influence of Situational Factors on Interview Anxiety en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Psychology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Psychology en_US
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dc.degree.grantor University of Guelph en_US


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