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Sohrabizadeh S, Ehrampush M, Bastani P, Shafaghat T, Rahimi H. Study of Similar to Me Effect Challenges in Managers’ Selection: The Case Study of Administrators of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences . TB 2015; 13 (5) :83-91
URL: http://tbj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-1290-en.html
Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , ssohrabizadeh@gmail.com
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Abstract Introduction: Selection and employment of clerks and managers is a crucial factor in modern organization and, recruiters try to select the best candidates in all organizational levels. One challenge which has been harmful for management stability is Similar-to-me (STM) effect. This effect explains that people usually tend to select a person with whom they have common demographic and attitudinal characteristics. Determination of all factors and challenges related to STM was the main objective of the present study. Method: This is a descriptive, cross-sectional study performed on all managers of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS). A four-dimension questionnaire was applied with more than 0.7 α Chronbach coefficient for all dimensions. Moreover, its content validity was approved by experts’ perspectives. SPSS 18 and Person correlation were used in to analyze the data. Results: According to the results obtained with the participation of 60 mangers of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, narcissism had a significant correlation with STM effect (0.805). Also a positive correlation was observed between STM and groupthinking (0.875). Another result of the current research was the negative impact of functional conflict on STM (-0.685) Conclusion: Findings of the study revealed that the destructive consequences of similar-to-me effect through narcissism, groupthinking and functional conflict avoidance can affect the performance of SUMS managers negatively. These behaviors should be studied and prevented in order to achieve the goals of this system in the future.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2012/07/21 | Accepted: 2012/11/10 | Published: 2015/01/18

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