In this paper, we examine task-based and relationship-based group acceptances of a newcomer from the perspective of personality theory. We used policy-capturing with an MBA student sample for our study. As predicted, our findings indicated that task-based group acceptance was affected by a newcomer’s perceived conscientiousness, openness, neuroticism, and extraversion, while relationship-based group acceptance was influenced by his/her perceived openness, neuroticism, and agreeableness. However, we failed to find support for the effect of perceived extraversion on relationship-based group acceptance. The implications for groups and suggestions for future research directions are discussed.
Joardar, Arpita and Matthews, Linda M.
"An empirical investigation of group acceptance
using the Big Five personality domains,"
Organization Management Journal: Vol. 7:
3, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarship.shu.edu/omj/vol7/iss3/5