Construct validity of the Least Preferred Co-Worker score

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Abstract

Reviews research using the Least Preferred Co-Worker (LPC) Scale to develop the nomological network defining the construct space of LPC. Four general categories of research are reviewed: (a) attitudes held by high- and low-LPC persons, (b) observable behaviors engaged in by high- and low-LPC persons, (c) reactions of other group members to high- and low-LPC persons, and (d) determinants of responses to the LPC Scale. The review provides documentation for F. E. Fiedler's proposition that low-LPC persons are task oriented and high-LPC persons are relationship oriented. A value-attitude interpretation of LPC is offered to interpret this task-interpersonal distinction. The value-attitude interpretation is explicitly compared with previous efforts to interpret LPC. (116 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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