Comparison processes in task perceptions, evaluations, and reactions Academic Article uri icon


  • The primary objective of this article is to present a social comparison model of how employees perceive, evaluate, and react to tasks. The model represents a synthesis of recent findings in the task design area and three social comparison theories. A three-stage process is described which suggests that employees first understand their tasks at an informational level, then understand their tasks at an evaluative level, and finally react to their tasks both affectively and behaviorally. Managerial implications and future research directions are discussed. 1985.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Business Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Slusher, E. A., & Griffin, R. W.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Slusher, E Allen||Griffin, Ricky W

publication date

  • August 1985