Perceived Similarity, Personality, and Attraction to Large Organizations
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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Two separate studies tested the hypothesis that perceived similarity to members of an organization was related to attraction to that organization for relationship-motivated persons rather than for task-motivated persons. Support for the hypothesis was obtained in both studies using least preferred coworker LPC scores as measures of relationship and task motivation. The paper seeks to integrate the literature on interpersonal attraction and on job satisfaction, and suggests practical implications of the findings.