Applicant Reactions in Selection: Comprehensive Meta-Analysis into Reaction Generalization Versus Situational Specificity

@article{Anderson2010ApplicantRI,
  title={Applicant Reactions in Selection: Comprehensive Meta-Analysis into Reaction Generalization Versus Situational Specificity},
  author={Neil R. Anderson and Jes{\'u}s F. Salgado and Ute R. H{\"u}lsheger},
  journal={O\&M: Personnel Management eJournal},
  year={2010}
}
This paper reports a comprehensive quantitative summary into applicant reactions to popular methods of employee selection. A detailed search of published and unpublished studies resulted in a final sample (k) of 38 independent samples covering 10 popular candidate assessment methods. Applicant reactions primary studies included samples from 17 countries internationally. Counter to previous suggestions for the situational specificity of applicant reactions, findings showed considerable… 
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