Orientations Toward Personnel Selection : Differential Reliance on Appearance and Personality

  title={Orientations Toward Personnel Selection : Differential Reliance on Appearance and Personality},
  author={Mark Snyder and Ellen Berscheid and Alana Matwychuk},
In two studies we examined the hypothesis that the psychological construct of self-monitoring would identify people who adopt distinctly different strategies in personnel selection. In both experiments, undergraduates examined information about the physical appearance and personalities of two applicants for a specific job and then decided which applicant should receive a job offer. In Study 1 information about the applicants' physical attractiveness and job-appropriate dispositions was varied… CONTINUE READING

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