Decision-making style, accountability and responsibility: influences on preferred hiring approach
2013 (English)Conference paper, Poster (Refereed)
The purpose of this paper was to examine the degree to which decision making style (i.e. rational, intuitive; Scott&Bruce, 1995), procedural accountability (Tetlock, 1985) and decision responsibility predict preference for hiring approaches to personnel selection. An experimental design was used to test whether procedure accountability and decision responsibility moderate preferences for hiring approach. 168 Human Resource professionals answered the online questionnaire built for the purpose of the study. The results showed that individuals scoring high on the intuitive decision-making style (IDMS) prefer a holistic hiring approach. However, the proposition that Rational Decision-Making Style (RDMS) scale would have a positive relationship with mechanical hiring approach was not supported. Furthermore, according to our findings the context does not explain preferred hiring approach with higher probability. One limitation of this study was that the experimental design might have affected the external validity in the context variable. Another limitation for this study was the relatively small sample size. Despite limitations, the present study has an unique contribution by tying together decision making style, procedural accountability and decision responsibility in an attempt to explain preference for holistic versus mechanical hiring approach.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
decision-making style, decision accountability, intuition based hiring, employee selection
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-96056OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-96056DiVA: diva2:663050
The 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, Texas, April 11-13, 2013