How Widespread is Graphology in Personnel Selection Practice? A Case Study of a Job Market Myth

  title={How Widespread is Graphology in Personnel Selection Practice? A Case Study of a Job Market Myth},
  author={Adrian Bangerter and Cornelius J. K{\"o}nig and Sandrine Blatti and Alexander Salvisberg},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: International Journal of Selection \& Assessment},
Graphology is allegedly widely used in personnel selection in Europe. This is a myth: a widespread but false belief. We explored this myth in five studies. Study 1 established that job ads rarely require handwritten letters. Study 2 showed that handwritten letters serve multiple purposes but are seldom used for handwriting analysis. In Study 3, job market actors overestimated the frequency with which handwritten letters are subjected to graphological analysis. In Study 4, we showed… Expand
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