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dc.contributor.authorMestdagh, Steven
dc.contributor.authorBuelens, Marc
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-02T14:16:12Z
dc.date.available2017-12-02T14:16:12Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/830
dc.description.abstractThe Internet has become a widespread tool for conducting research in organizational behavior. Little is known, however, of the psychological characteristics of Internet users. In the present study, differences in motivation, satisfaction, behavioral patterns and work outcomes are examined among respondents who had the choice of either filling in an online or a traditional pen-and-paper version of a large-scale Flemish survey (N=5853). Participants in both groups were mostly professional workers. After controlling for demographic variables, our results suggest that those who responded over the Internet place higher importance on opportunities for self-development and on assuming responsibility than those who opted for the pen-and-paper version. Moreover, Internet respondents appeared to be less satisfied with the content of their jobs and with their bosses. They also reported a significantly higher intention to leave the organization. Finally, the Internet group reported less compulsive work addiction, fewer health complaints, and less work-to-family conflict. The results allow us to conclude that Internet respondents more closely represent the image of the modern professional workforce, as often characterized in terms of shifting psychological contracts, values and career expectations. KEYWORDS: Internet Surveys, Organizational Behavior
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherVlerick Business School
dc.subjectEmotional Intelligence
dc.titleResponse preference in organizational behavior research: do respondents to classical and internet surveys possess different psychological characteristics
refterms.dateFOA2019-10-14T12:44:42Z
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.numberofpages19
vlerick.knowledgedomainPeople Management & Leadership
vlerick.supervisor
vlerick.typecommWorking paper
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentP&O
dc.relation.urlhttp://public.vlerick.com/Publications/9678d569-69a9-e011-8a89-005056a635ed.pdf
dc.identifier.vperid35841
dc.identifier.vperid51269
dc.identifier.vpubid875


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