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Itís not just about differences: An integration of role identity theory and status characteristics theory

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Randel, A and Lee, CH and Earley, PC, It's not just about differences: An integration of role identity theory and status characteristics theory, Status and Groups: Research on Managing Groups and Teams, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Mannix E and Thomas-Hunt M (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 23-42. ISBN 978-0-76231-229-0 (2004) [Research Book Chapter]

Abstract

This chapter examines how individualsí perceptions of othersí task competence, treatment of other group members, tendency to conform, and work group identification depend on both status and identity commitment. We integrate tenets of both role identity theory and status characteristics theory in formulating propositions concerning which of multiple status attributes are utilized when assessing othersí task competence and treating other group members, when a solo low-status group member is less likely to conform with the group, and when a solo high-status group member has low identification with his or her group. Our theory development highlights the value of integrating these theories in understanding group phenomenon for both research and practice.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Business and Management
Research Field:Organisational Behaviour
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Work and Institutional Development
Objective Field:Work and Institutional Development not elsewhere classified
Author:Earley, PC (Professor Chris Earley)
ID Code:101829
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Faculty of Business
Deposited On:2015-07-10
Last Modified:2015-07-24
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