Mixing Pleasure with Work: Employee Perceptions of and Responses to Workplace Romance

  title={Mixing Pleasure with Work: Employee Perceptions of and Responses to Workplace Romance},
  author={Colleen C. Malachowski and Rebecca M. Chory and Christopher James Claus},
  journal={Western Journal of Communication},
  pages={358 - 379}
This study examined organizational members' perceptions of and responses to workplace romance. In this 2 × 4 experimental design, 212 working adults reported their beliefs and communication-related responses to a hypothetical male or female coworker dating an organizational peer, superior, subordinate, or individual unaffiliated with the organization. Employees perceived peers dating superiors to be more driven by job motives, less driven by love motives, and more likely to receive unfair… Expand
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