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    Time After Time: Attachment Orientations and Impression Formation in Initial and Longer-Term Team Interactions

    Gruda, Dritjon and Berrios, Raul Antonio and Kafetsios, Konstantinos G. and McCleskey, Jim Allen (2022) Time After Time: Attachment Orientations and Impression Formation in Initial and Longer-Term Team Interactions. Frontiers in Psychology, 13. ISSN 1664-1078

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    If securely attached individuals typically exhibit more desirable attributes, can insecure individuals be perceived positively when working in teams despite their interpersonal disadvantages? In an exploratory study, using both a vignette based experimental research design (n = 636) and a round-robin study of professionals working on a team task for nine consecutive weeks (k = 648), we examined the evolving impressions of insecurely attached individuals over time. We find that while anxiously attached individuals are perceived more positively in initial interactions, this initial positive effect for anxious attachment disappeared over time as individuals within teams gained more relational knowledge about their team members. We also found a stable and negative effect of avoidant attachment. We discuss possible reasons for the temporal underpinnings of this effect and compare our findings to previous literature.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: attachment theory; team, social interactions; experiment; diary study;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 17608
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    Depositing User: Jon Gruda
    Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2023 11:35
    Journal or Publication Title: Frontiers in Psychology
    Publisher: Frontiers Media
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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