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Striving for self-verification during organizational entry


Academy of Management Journal


Organisational Behaviour

Authors / Editors

Cable D M;Kay V S


Publication Year



“Self-verification striving” means bringing others to know you for who you really are, which can be difficult during organizational entry. We predict that some individuals place higher value on self-verification striving than others and that these differences affect the organizational entry process. We present results from two samples of 2,673 people from 107 countries to show how self-verification striving is independent from related constructs (i.e., self-disclosure, self-monitoring, core self-evaluations) and is related to the validity of interviewers' evaluations, job seekers' ability to find satisfying work, and supervisors' evaluations of newcomers' performance.


Careers; Attitudes, congnitions and affect; Organisational behavior; Personality and individual differences

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