The effects of tie strength and tie diversity on job search, pay increases, and promotions in Singapore and Thailand

Soo Hoon Lee, Phillip H. Phan

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Abstract

This study assessed the effects of an employee's strength and diversity of network ties within the organization to job-search behavior, pay increases, and promotions in two East Asian countries (Singapore and Thailand). Contrary to predictions, there were no significant associations between the strength of ties with one's supervisor or peers with job-search behavior, pay increases, or promotions. However, as predicted, the diversity of ties was positively associated with job-search behavior, pay increases, and promotions. Finally, the community in which an employee is embedded had no moderating influence on job-search behavior, pay increases, or promotions after accounting for employee tenure, suggesting a convergence of results for these relationships in Singapore and Thailand. Copytight

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)820-839
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Social and Personal Relationships
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Career outcomes
  • Job search
  • Network ties
  • Social networks
  • Social relationships

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Communication
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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