Social Ostracism by Coworkers: Does Rejection Lead to Loafing or Compensation?

  title={Social Ostracism by Coworkers: Does Rejection Lead to Loafing or Compensation?},
  author={Kipling D. Williams and Kristin L. Sommer},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={693 - 706}
A new theoretical model and research paradigm are introduced to investigate the phenomenon of social ostracism-being ignored by others who are in one's presence. The authors examined the effects of social ostracism on individuals' subsequent contributions to a group task. Social loafing Optically occurs on collective tasks. However; to regain their sense of belonging to the group, the authors expected ostracized individuals to socially compensate-to work harder collectively than coactively… 

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