Information regarding social-sexual behavior as an antecedent to perceptions of ineffectiveness in the workplace

Liberman, Benjamin E. and Okimoto, Tyler G. (2008) Information regarding social-sexual behavior as an antecedent to perceptions of ineffectiveness in the workplace. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38 11: 2787-2820. doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2008.00414.x


Author Liberman, Benjamin E.
Okimoto, Tyler G.
Title Information regarding social-sexual behavior as an antecedent to perceptions of ineffectiveness in the workplace
Journal name Journal of Applied Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-9029
1559-1816
Publication date 2008-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2008.00414.x
Volume 38
Issue 11
Start page 2787
End page 2820
Total pages 4
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Three experimental studies investigated whether information implying social-sexual behavior (any non-work-related behavior containing a sexual component) by employees would influence judgments of their effectiveness. In managerial and entry-level positions, both male and female employees depicted as engaging in social-sexual behaviors at work were perceived as less effective and less desirable as bosses, compared to identically described managers for whom no social-sexual behavior information was provided. However, these negative evaluations were mitigated when information was provided indicating that these managers were always on-task and effectively using their time at work (Study 3), suggesting that the effectiveness of employees who engage in social-sexual behavior at work is devalued because others believe that these behaviors detract from productive time in the office. © 2008 Copyright the Authors.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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