Self-promoting and modest job applicants in different cultures

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_D689C6C1A05D
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Self-promoting and modest job applicants in different cultures
Périodique
Journal of Personnel Psychology
Auteur(s)
Schmid Mast M., Frauendorfer D., Popovic L.
ISSN
1866-5888
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
01/2011
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
10
Numéro
2
Pages
70-77
Langue
anglais
Résumé
The goal of this study was to investigate the influence of the recruiter's cultural background on the evaluation of a job applicant's presentation style (self-promoting or modest) in an interview situation. We expected that recruiters from cultures that value self-promotion (e.g., Canada) will be more inclined to hire self-promoting as compared to modest applicants and that recruiters from cultures that value modesty (e.g., Switzerland) will be less inclined to hire self-promoting applicants than recruiters from cultures that value self-promotion. We therefore investigated 44 native French speaking recruiters from Switzerland and 40 native French speaking recruiters from Canada who judged either a self-promoting or a modest videotaped applicant in terms of hireability. Results confirmed that Canadian recruiters were more inclined to hire self-promoting compared to modest applicants and that Canadian recruiters were more inclined than Swiss recruiters to hire self-promoting applicants. Also, we showed that self-promotion was related to a higher intention to hire because self-promoting applicants are perceived as being competent.
Mots-clé
Presentation style, Cultural differences, Job interview, Impression management, Self-promotion
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