Adult Attachment And Workplace Romance Motives: An Examination Of The Association Between Romantic Relationship Dynamics And Employee Work Outcomes

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Casher Belinda (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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James Westerman

Abstract: The present research examined the predictive relationships between employees’ attachment style, motives for engaging in workplace romances, and five individual-level work outcomes: job performance, job satisfaction, intrinsic job motivation, organizational commitment, and organizational citizenship behavior. An Amazon Mechanical Turk survey was used to obtain self-report responses to measures of each predictor and outcome. All participants were employed and involved in a romantic relationship at their organization. Results hold implications regarding the need for managers and employees to maintain an awareness of their relationship-oriented goals and behaviors, the utility of fraternization policies, and potential consequences of different types of workplace romances.

Additional Information

Belinda, C. (2017). "Adult Attachment And Workplace Romance Motives: An Examination Of The Association." Unpublished Master’s Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2017
Attachment style, Workplace romance motives , Job performance, Job satisfaction , Intrinsic job motivation, Organizational commitment, Organizational citizenship behavior

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