Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Perceived effectiveness of interview coaching workshops: An investigation of differences in workshop content and brevity
by Stokely, Rebekah, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 96; 1507672
Abstract (Summary)

The present study investigated the effectiveness of brief employment interview-coaching workshops in relation to four outcomes: (a) perceptions of the utility of the workshop, (b) interview-related anxiety, (c) confidence in future interview performance, and (d) mock interview scores. Additionally, four different types of interview coaching techniques were categorized as either a preparation strategy technique or a response strategy technique. The effectiveness of each of these techniques was explored.

Participants consisted of 144 psychology students at a large urban university who participated in a brief interview coaching session followed by a mock employment interview.

Findings indicate that participants view the interview coaching sessions as having greater utility than the control condition. However, participation in a brief interview-coaching workshop neither immediately reduces anxiety, increases confidence, nor improves overall interview performance. Findings suggest that brief interview-coaching sessions are not as successful as they are intended to be.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Whitney, David J.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Occupational psychology
Publication Number: 1507672
ISBN: 978-1-267-18187-9
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