Th-SYM-1061-4 - The Role And Influence Of Adult Attachment Styles In Understanding Perceptions Of Work Performance

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Performance
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Symposium
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1 hour
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E2.18
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Performance and productivity
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Th-SYM-1061-4
THE ROLE AND INFLUENCE OF ADULT ATTACHMENT STYLES IN UNDERSTANDING PERCEPTIONS OF WORK PERFORMANCE
G. Pheiffer 1,*
1London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom
 
Main Abstract Content: PURPOSE
It is suggested that people seek interconnectedness and pyramidal organising of networks in the firm belief that unfragmentation fosters innovation, historical analyses reveal that it is defragmentation that has consistently resulted in major innovations across times and cultures. However, from an individual difference paradigm, and specifically the Adult Attachment view, individuals will respond and engage differently in the organising of work and the perceptions of performance and the worth of others in the organisation and networks.  Adult attachment styles have been increasingly applied to the workplace (Harms, 2011), and specifically to groups and teams (e.g., Smith, Murphy, & Coats, 1999). Work in this area has noted that differences interactions in networks and with teams, and that attachment maybe the basis of engagement.
 
DESIGN/METHODOLOGY
To test these assumptions, a sample of those working in teams in a workplace was explored, and a sample of 270 was obtained
 
RESULTS
Using regression and the PROCESS macro from Hayes (2013), a key role for one attachment style was found in relation to engagement with others and perceptions of own and others performance 
 
LIMITATIONS
The study was a cross-sectional study
 
RESEARCH/PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS
The use of attachment theory brings a different perspective to the issues of interconnectedness, workplace complexity and how individuals interact in these processes 
 
ORIGINALITY/VALUE
The study highlights the role of attachment differences in areas such as networks, information sharing, performance and team working.
 
 
 
 
 

 
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