Analysis of Verbal / Nonverbal Expressions of Speakers and Evaluators' Evaluations in Group Discussions


D - Abstracts of IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems (Japanese Edition)   Vol.J101-D   No.2   pp.284-293
Publication Date: 2018/02/01
Online ISSN: 1881-0225
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Human Communication)
group discussion,  verbal/nonverbal,  evaluation at recruiting,  evaluation criteria,  logical thinking,  utterance function,  

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In recent years, the number of companies that impose a group discussion (GD) at the recruitment screening scene is increasing. It is thought that GD can be valuable to evaluate the logic, knowledge and cooperativeness of applicants who work with his/her colleagues. However, it is difficult for job seekers to have the ability to demonstrate such multifaceted abilities. Also, it is difficult for the recruiting side to reasonably evaluate the ability. This research aims to clarify rational evaluation criteria for both students and company recruiters, focusing on the ability to express opinions logically in GD at the time of recruitment selection required by companies. As a result of carrying out simulated GD and experimentally verifying the evaluation method, the relevance of the evaluation items constituting the evaluation standard was clarified. In addition, for both students and companies, students suggested guidelines for rationally evaluating students, which allows students to demonstrate their abilities at discussion points based on reasonable selection criteria.