Understanding Work/Life Blending: Credibility Implications for Those Who Date at Work

  title={Understanding Work/Life Blending: Credibility Implications for Those Who Date at Work},
  author={Sean M. Horan and Rebecca M. Chory},
  journal={Communication Studies},
  pages={563 - 580}
This study examined the credibility implications of employees who date at work. A 2 (status dynamic of the romance) × 2 (sex of the peer) design was used to examine effects of workplace romance on perceptions of credibility. One hundred and forty full-time working adults assessed the credibility of a hypothetical coworker who was involved in a workplace romance. Results indicate that peers who date superiors are viewed as less caring and less trustworthy than are peers who date equal status… Expand
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