Warrington College of Business

Study Information

This research study is being conducted by:

David Long

Dr. Jason Colquitt

Michael Baer

 

University of Florida research study


Thank you for responding to our request for research participants. For completing the two online surveys you will earn $15. Your coworkers and supervisor will earn $5 each.

Listed below are some questions you may have:

Do I qualify?
In order to qualify, you must:

  • Be presently employed full time (30+ hours/week)
  • Have worked for your current organization for a minimum of one year
  • Have a supervisor who is willing to complete a short online survey
  • Identify two coworkers who match the descriptions given below and who are willing to complete a short online survey

What is this study about?
This study is about informal relationships at work. It addresses questions about how, when, and why certain types of relationships form at work, and what outcomes those relationships lead to.

More specifically, we are interested in the relationships that form between insiders and newcomers to an organization. Insiders are established employees who have been with the organization for more than one year, and newcomers are employees who have been with the organization for less than one year.

What are the specifics of the coworkers that I have to identify?
You will be asked to identify and provide the contact information for two coworkers that best match the definitions below. These coworkers must be newcomers to your organization (less than one year with the organization) and be someone that you have worked with on a task, project, or team. They must also be willing to complete a short survey.

One of the two coworkers you select needs to fit the following description:

A newcomer who will clearly be a top performer in the organization. This employee is described as having what it takes to go far in your organization, and as someone who will quickly climb up the promotion ladder. This employee also is on the fast track to becoming a top performer, and will clearly make a significant contribution to your organization.

The other coworker you select needs to fit the following description:

A newcomer who needs some help and refinement to be a top performer in the organization. This employee is described as someone who is a “work in progress,” yet possesses untapped potential. This employee could succeed with some assistance, and might pay off for the organization.

Do you know two different new coworkers that fit these descriptions? Are you still interested in earning the $15?

If so, please click HERE to start the survey.

If you have any questions, please contact David Long at david.long@warrington.ufl.edu.

Thank you for your participation!