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date: 30 March 2020

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This chapter focuses on research related to realistic job previews (RJPs), with particular emphasis on how and why they influence various recruitment outcomes. The first section presents a brief review of the history of RJP research with particular attention directed toward influential studies and reviews. We then provide a summary of results related to the extent to which RJPs are associated with key criterion variables such as turnover, voluntary turnover, met expectations, and perceptions of honesty. In addition, we summarize the extent to which effects are moderated by aspects of the RJP, job characteristics, applicant characteristics, and methodological elements. The final section addresses both scientific and practical implications of RJPs in contemporary organizations and how future efforts in this area might best be directed.

Keywords: realistic job preview (RJP), recruitment, turnover, voluntary turnover, met expectations, perceptions of honesty

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