Date of Award
Master of Science in Psychology
Kottke, Janet L.
Agars, Mark D.
Cramer, Robert E.
The order of interview questions during the interview may influence candidate ratings, giving an unfair advantage to some candidates. This study was done to test the effect of the interviewer's need for cogniton, the desire to use cognitive energy, on primacy and recency effects during the employment interview. A transcript of competency-based behavior description interivew questions was given to nearly 300 participants. Evidence was found for recency effects only, and no significant differences were found that could be attributed to the interviewer's need for cognition.
Lawton, Amy Marie, "The impact of need for cognition on primacy and regency effects in the employment interview" (2007). Theses Digitization Project. 3292.