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Interamerican Journal of Psychology

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GANGLOFF, Bernardo  and  MAYORAL, Luisa. The argentinean workers, managers and unionists perception as for the level of allegiance required to be recruited. Interam. j. psychol. [online]. 2008, vol.42, n.2, pp. 338-352. ISSN 0034-9690.

The social valorization of a conduct and the depreciation of the opposite one constitutes one of the caracteristics of a social norm. And numerous studies achieved in professional environment showed that the allegiant conducts were valorized and that the non allegiant ones were depreciated. These results let think that we are in presence of one social norm of allegiance. Our questions are mainly now: (a) to know if the salaried employee (or if the applicants for a job) are conscious of the existence of this norm, (b) in case of an affirmative answer, to know if this normative perceptiveness vary according to the statute of the answering person and according to the fact that he effectively works or is in job hunting. To answer to these questions, we have utilized the paradigm of the autopresentation overnormative versus counternormative, and we applied it to 3 distinct populations of the province of Buenos Aires: a population of workers, a population of managers, and a population of unionists. The results show that if our subjects are for the most part conscious of the valorization of the allegiance norm, however there is an effect statute and an effect work with some differences between workers, managers and unionists, and between jobless people in relation to those that have one.

Keywords : Recruitment; Allegiance; Perceptiveness; Statute; Unionist.

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