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ERIC Number: EJ797052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0749-5978
Social Comparison Processes in an Organizational Context: New Directions
Goodman, Paul S.; Haisley, Emily
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, v102 n1 p109-125 Jan 2007
The goal of this article is to frame some new directions to social comparison research in organizational settings. Four themes are developed. First, we examine the role of organizational variables in shaping the basic sub processes in social comparison, such as the selection of referents. The second theme focuses on the meaning of level of analysis in social comparison processes. The third theme develops how time can enhance our understanding of social comparison. Lastly, we explore some methodological issues inherent in the three prior themes. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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