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Volume 22, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0921-5077
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7235


Validation of a Questionnaire on Applicants' Expectations about Selection Procedures

Validation of a Questionnaire on Applicants' Expectations about Selection Procedures

B. Schreurs, E. Derous, K. Proost, G. Notelaers & K. De Witte, Gedrag & Organisatie, volume 22, March 2009, nr. 1, pp. 50-75

In this paper we present the development and validation of the Applicant Expectation Survey (AES-15), which intends to measure applicants' expectations about the characteristics of selection procedures. The AES-15 contains 15 items and is a shortened, more elaborated version of the original AES-26, which contains 26 items (Schreurs, Derous, Proost, Notelaers & De Witte, 2008). The AES-15 further consists of five scales: Warmth/respect, Chance to demonstrate potential, Difficulty of faking, Unbiased assessment, and Feedback. In this paper, results from three studies with applicants for public service, clerical, and managerial positions (total N = 2178) provided support for the hypothesized 5-factorial model, both for applicants with and without prior selection experience. Significant relationships were found with theoretically related factors such as attractiveness of the job, organizational attractiveness, belief in tests, positive and negative affect, and applicant perceptions (as measured after the procedure). Based on the results, it is concluded that the AES-15 is a reliable and valid measure that can contribute to the literature on applicant perceptions and to the selection practice.


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