Effects of Performance Visualization in Mock Employment Interviews.Report as inadecuate

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The present study was designed to test the effectiveness of performance visualization in reducing communication apprehension (CA) in employment interviews. Literature on CA and its relationship to employment interviews is reviewed. Causes of CA and available interventions are also discussed. The study employed a pre/posttest control group experimental design. The independent variables were the three treatment groups--performance visualization, placebo, and control. The dependent variables were the Personal Report of Communication Apprehension in Employment Interviews (PRCAEI), state CA, the Job Interview Self-Statement Schedule (JISSS), trust, and attraction scores. The data were analyzed using MANCOVA. The results suggested that there were no differences between the three groups. Therefore, none of the hypotheses could be confirmed. One reason for this outcome is the lack of participants' motivation in the study. Other possible reasons for these findings, limitations of the study, and suggestions for future research are discussed in the conclusion of this report. (Contains 77 references and a table of data.) (Author/RS)

Descriptors: Communication Apprehension, Communication Research, Employment Interviews, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Visualization

Author: Wongprasert, Tanichya K.; Ayres, Joe

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9819&id=ED447524

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