Maria is a postgraduate student at the University of Mannheim, Germany, attending the Master’s degree program in Psychology. Her curriculum covers subjects such as consumer psychology, work and organizational psychology and management.
Besides studying Maria works in a student management consultancy and supports the chair of Marketing as student assistant.
She spends her spare time with ballroom dancing, swimming or with friends.
Maria’s research contributes to the scientist-practitioner gap research in the field of personnel selection. She aims to find out about reasons why HR professionals prefer certain personality tests over others. In addition, Maria wants to determine which attributes of personality tests, according to HR professionals, are the most important ones and how HR professionals’ ideal product concept of personality tests looks like. Moreover, she wants to determine the shares of preference (or choice) when comparing personality tests currently on the market. Based on these results Maria investigates how shares of preference would change if a highly valid personality test that still meets practitioners’ needs was offered.