Gave Civil Service patrolman job applicants a 45-min interview unobtrusively divided into 3 15-min segments discussing education, occupation, or family history. Study I utilized 60 Ss, and was replicated in a 2nd study utilizing 30 Ss. 20 control Ss also were interviewed. Cross-validated results showed that noncontent speech behavior is differentially affected by the content being discussed. Ss spoke with a statistically significantly shorter RT and a longer mean utterance during content conditions involving their occupational histories. Results suggest that the content category of occupation had a higher level of saliency in these job applicants than either education or family. (26 ref.) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- speech behavior during interview, education vs. occupation vs. family history content conditions, Civil Service patrolman job applicants
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- Applied Psychology