Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Going with Your Gut: An Investigation of Why Managers Prefer Intuitive Employee Selection
by Lodato, Michael A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2008, 81; 10631152
Abstract (Summary)

Although previous research supports the use of analytical selection over intuitive selection, many employers continue to hold on to the belief they can hire the best employees by relying on their intuition without the assistance of decision aids. In this study, the relationship of selection decision making style (i.e., preference for intuition vs. analysis) to thinking style, decisiveness, experience, and other professional characteristics was examined. Additionally, hiring context (salaried vs. hourly) was investigated experimentally. Results indicated that HR professionals are more likely to prefer intuitive selection if they have an experiential thinking style, work for a small company, have fewer years of experience, or are not SPHR certified. Alternatively, HR professionals prefer an analytical style when they work for a large company, or are hiring lower level, hourly, employees.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Highhouse, Scott
Commitee: Carr, Amelia, Hakel, Milton, Hare, Mary
School: Bowling Green State University
Department: Psychology/Industrial-Organizational
School Location: United States -- Ohio
Source: DAI-A 78/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Social research, Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Occupational psychology, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Beliefs about testing, Cognitive-experiential self theory, Decision making, Employee selection, Intuition, Scientist-practitioner gap
Publication Number: 10631152
ISBN: 9780355014396
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