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Applicants’ reactions to selection procedures – Prediction uncertainty as a moderator of the relationship between procedural fairness and organizational attractiveness

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  • Müller, Patrick A.

    () (Department of Social and Organizational Psychology, Utrecht University)

  • Janßen, Jana

    () (Sonderforschungsbereich 504)

  • Jarzina, Dominique

    () (Lehrstuhl fuer Sozialpsychologie, Universität Mannheim)

Abstract

Procedural fairness judgments strongly influence peoples’ attitudes and behaviors towards organizations. This is also true for the evaluation of selection systems. People who perceive a selection procedure as fairer judge the respective organization as a more attractive employer. The present study examined whether this relationship is strengthened by applicants’ prediction uncertainty. Results demonstrate a differential moderating effect of prediction uncertainty on the relationship between procedural fairness judgments and organizational attractiveness, depending on the outcome of the application. Implications for research on fairness judgments as well as applications in organizational settings are discussed.

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  • Müller, Patrick A. & Janßen, Jana & Jarzina, Dominique, 2007. "Applicants’ reactions to selection procedures – Prediction uncertainty as a moderator of the relationship between procedural fairness and organizational attractiveness," Sonderforschungsbereich 504 Publications 07-17, Sonderforschungsbereich 504, Universität Mannheim;Sonderforschungsbereich 504, University of Mannheim.
  • Handle: RePEc:xrs:sfbmaa:07-17
    Note: Financial support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, SFB 504, at the University of Mannheim, is gratefully acknowledged.
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