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ERIC Number: EJ871483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Managing Blended Friendships: Using Empirical Data to Prepare Students and Employees for Relational Outcomes
Kingsley Westerman, Catherine Y.; Park, Hee Sun
Journal of Career Development, v36 n3 p246-261 2010
The current study investigates how college students expect to react to inequity in blended friendships. Blended friendship is defined as a friendship that involves interaction at work and outside of work. Data from undergraduate students (N = 185) showed that liking and relational importance were found to be lower in underreward and overreward situations versus equitable situations. Whether the inequity was in the task versus the social dimension of the blended friendship had a small effect on liking but did not affect relational importance. The results of this study could contribute to a general realistic job preview (RJP) to be given to graduating seniors as they prepare to enter the workforce or to employees as they enter new organizations. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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