An initial face-to-face meeting improves person perceptions of interviewees across VMC

Derrer, N M, Fullwood, C ORCID: 0000-0002-7714-6783, Davis, S J, Martino, O I and Morris, N (2006) An initial face-to-face meeting improves person perceptions of interviewees across VMC. Contemporary Ergonomics 2006. pp. 296-298.

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This chapter investigates the effects of initial meeting context on future video-mediated impression formation. This initial meeting either took place over a video link or face-to-face. Participants who had met the interviewee face-to-face prior to the interview rated him significantly more favourably on a number of measures (friendliness, honesty, job suitability and employability) compared to when the initial meeting took place via a video link. Initial meeting context therefore impacted on person perceptions. Video-mediated communication (VMC) is increasingly used to support interviewing at a distance. Although on the one hand this means that individuals can be interviewed for jobs without travelling to the interview destination, research suggests that the presentation of an individual over a video link may result in less favourable impression formation. The consequence of this would be that people would appear “cold” when presenting themselves over VMC.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Chris Fullwood
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2022 16:27
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:05

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