Impression management throughout the professional life: an examination across context and time

Katharina Schmitte

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The dissertation examined Impression Management (IM) throughout an individual’s professional life and identified three contexts in which individual IM use is likely to impact future career outcomes. First, the dissertation advanced knowledge about IM by studying the contingency effect of a seemingly trivial aspect, i.e. the spatial distance between the interviewer and applicant during the job interview. Second, the dissertation has shown that employees use IM attempting to retain current job features at stake as a consequence of work changes. Third, the dissertation found support for the idea that individuals engage in IM over an extended period of time with decreasing temporal distance to the performance appraisal event.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Segers, Mien, Supervisor
  • de Jong, Simon, Supervisor
  • Schreurs, B., Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date12 Jun 2019
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789463803670
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Impression Management
  • Professional life
  • Career

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