Title

The Generalizability of Social Information Processing to Organizational Settings: A Summary of Two Field Experiments

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1989

Keywords

generalizability of social information processing approach to job satisfaction & perceptions, insurance company or female clerical employees

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://doi.org/10.2466/pms.1989.69.3.883

Abstract

Results of a 2-part study (with 58 employees [Study 1] and 72 female clerical employees [Study 2] who completed job satisfaction and job diagnostic surveys) cast doubt on the generalizability of the social information processing (SIP) approach to job attitudes and job design, as enumerated by G. R. Salancik and J. Pfeffer (1977, 1978). Specifically, a manipulation that has been used successfully to confirm SIP theory in the laboratory did not produce changes in job attitudes and job perceptions when applied in an organizational setting.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Perceptual and Motor Skills, v. 69, issue 3, p. 883-893

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