Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Computer Mediated Communication, Heart Rate Variability, Performance, Physiological, Selection Interview
A growing trend in job selection is the use of automated online interviews as a cheap and easy tool for gaining many applicants. The use of the Internet for selection interviews may have ramifications on the interviewer's perception of the candidate's personality and performance. It can also affect the candidate's physiological responses and ability to process information. Two types of interviews were conducted, a face-to-face interview and a computer-mediated interview. Comparisons between the two conditions were made for ratings of performance, the accuracy of an observer's estimation of the participant's personality, cognitive interference, and physiological reactivity. There was no difference for self or observer ratings of performance, the observer's overall accuracy, or for any potential moderators. Participants in the face-to-face condition showed greater physiological reactivity and a pattern of coactivation of the SNS and PNS.
Castro, Joseph R., "Physiological and Evaluative Differences between Internet-based and In-Person Interview Techniques" (2013). Psychology - Theses. 10.