The Influence of Social Comparison on Job Performance

Liangtie Dai, Rui Xiao
2016 Open Journal of Social Sciences  
The habit of comparing oneself with others can influence people's behavior in workplace and daily lives. This study focused on the effect of employee's social comparison orientation on job performance, and investigated 255 employees from enterprises and institutions in Hebei, Guangdong and some other provinces. The subjects were required to fill a questionnaire including three scales. Data analysis results showed that: social comparison orientation positively correlated with job performance.
more » ... job performance. After controlling the demographic variables, ability comparison orientation and opinion comparison orientation both had a positive effect on job performance, including task performance and contextual performance.
doi:10.4236/jss.2016.47024 fatcat:r3osiuvkxrahznjnjfsqrkduru