How interviewees consider content and context cues to person-organization fit

Eugene J. Kutcher, Jennifer D. Bragger, Jamie L. Masco

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The interview is an ideal opportunity for job candidates to assess their fit with potential employers. While research shows that candidates' perceptions of person-organization (PO) fit lead to important outcomes, fewer studies explore how such perceptions are formed. A policy-capturing study modeled how job candidates detect and interpret cues from the interview to inform their determinations of PO fit. A total of 213 participants read a series of vignettes representing interview scenarios, and rated each in terms of his/her perceived PO fit. Evidence showed that participants considered context factors (interview procedure practices and interviewer behaviors) more than the values-relevant content of interview questions when assessing their level of PO fit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-308
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Selection and Assessment
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2013


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