Title

Environmental and Intrapersonal Predictors of Reactions to Potential Territorial Intrusions in the Workplace

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1994

Publication Source

Environment and Behavior

Volume

26

Issue

2

Inclusive pages

179-194

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/001391659402600203

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

246 clerical and secretarial workers from 2 midsize universities and 47 from 4 small nonuniversity work places completed a questionnaire regarding reactions to potential workspace invasions. Results from regression analyses indicated that for all 3 samples, predictors of negative reactions to potential workspace invasions were (1) the degree to which workers minded taking directions about their jobs from someone other than a supervisor and (2) sensitivity to personal space invasions in general. In addition, resistance to a permanent workspace change predicted invasion reactions for both university groups, whereas having fewer co-workers sharing an office predicted invasionreactions for nonuniversity workers. Results are discussed in terms of control models of territoriality.

Keywords

work environment & demographic & individual characteristics, reactions to potential workplace territorial invasions, clerical & secretarial personnel

Disciplines

Psychology

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