ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS AT WORK: Organizational and Personal Influences

JAMES P. DILLARD, HAL WITTEMAN

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Abstract

This study focuses on those features of organizations and individuals that are associated with the development of romantic relationships among employees. Likelihood of romantic involvement was found to be negatively related to formalization and curvilinearly related to organizational size. Neither participativeness nor climate were associated with organizational romance. In addition, the data showed that women who were younger, newer, and of lower rank were most likely to enter into a relationship. Education was positively related to likelihood of romance for males, but not for females.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-116
Number of pages18
JournalHuman Communication Research
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1985

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Linguistics and Language

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