Title: Are they for real? The interpersonal and intrapersonal outcomes of perceived authenticity

Authors: Yongmei Liu, Pamela L. Perrewe

Addresses: Department of Management, College of Business, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306–1110, USA. ' Department of Management, College of Business, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306–1110, USA

Abstract: This field study examined the interpersonal and intrapersonal outcomes of authenticity. One hundred and eight hospice employees completed two matched surveys. Focal persons were asked to indicate their levels of affective well-being and job satisfaction. One of the focal person|s key contacts at work was asked to indicate levels of perceived authenticity, liking and trust of the focal person. Results indicated that observer|s perceived authenticity was positively related to the liking and trust of the focal person. Perceived authenticity was also positively related to affective well-being, which further influenced job satisfaction. Implications of the current study and directions for future research are discussed.

Keywords: perceived authenticity; liking; trust; affective well-being; job satisfaction; hospice employees; interpersonal outcomes; intrapersonal outcomes.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2006.010788

International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 2006 Vol.1 No.3, pp.204 - 214

Published online: 03 Sep 2006 *

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