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ERIC Number: ED471846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec-16
Pages: 29
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The Study of Affinity-Seeking in an Organizational Setting.
Flath, Dominic B.
This study investigated the relationship between supervisors' use of Bell and Daly's affinity-seeking strategies and their impact on employee satisfaction. Results indicated that 16 of the 25 affinity-seeking strategies were positively correlated with a subordinate's perception of supervisor credibility. Results also indicated that a supervisor's use of affinity-seeking strategies was positively associated with an employee's level of satisfaction. Overall, the results indicated that a supervisor who shows interest in and respects employees will be perceived as credible and have employees who are more satisfied with their supervision. Moreover, results showed that supervisors and subordinates who share open and positive communication were also likely to be more satisfied and liked by one another. Contains 27 references and a figure of data. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Language: English
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