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Title: Modeling the structure of applicant reactions: An empirical study within the Belgian military
Authors: Derous, Eva ×
Schreurs, Bert Herman #
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: L. Erlbaum Associates
Series Title: Military Psychology vol:21 issue:1 pages:40-61
Abstract: Recently, the Belgian military launched a study to map applicant reactions towards the career office consultation (CO), the initial intelligence screening (PInP), and the extended psychological screening (CRS), using a multiple stakeholder perspective. Items were generated based on existing applicant reaction models and interviews held with 250 applicants. Fifty-three Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) sorted and labeled the resulting items. Classical multidimensional scaling and additive tree modeling revealed two-dimensional (CO and PInP) and three-dimensional configurations (CRS), comprising specific regions for each of them. Although SMEs were not informed about the research goal, both the graphic solution and labeling task came close to the theoretical categories of existing models. Besides generic categories, also very context-specific categories emerged that are relevant for the particular military hiring context. The study shows ‘Differentiation’ as an important but rather underrepresented dimension in existing literature. Methodological, theoretical and practical relevance of study findings are discussed.
ISSN: 0899-5605
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Occupational & Organisational Psychology and Professional Learning - miscellaneous
Formerly "HUB-EHSAL"
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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