Journal article

Which employment interview skills best predict the employability of schizophrenic patients?

J Charisiou, HJ Jackson, GJ Boyle, PM Burgess, IH Minas, SD Joshua

Psychological Reports | Published : 1989

Abstract

To examine the effects of verbal and nonverbal interview microbehaviors and interview characteristics on employability, Simulated Employment Interviews were conducted with 46 psychiatric inpatients who each met the DSM-III criteria for a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Each interview was videotaped and shown to two raters, who generated independent ratings for six microbehaviors (eye-contact, facial gestures, body posture, verbal content, voice volume, and length of speech) and six subject characteristics (motivation, self-confidence, ability to communicate, manifest adjustment, manifest intelligence and overall interview skill). A panel of three Commonwealth Employment Service psychologists vie..

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