Aug 1st, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Trust Factors in a Manager-Employee Relationship over Time


The role of the relationship length in determining the bases for trust judgments has been recognized. However, simply using the relationship length to understand how individuals in vertical dyads form their trust in one another may overlook some factors whose relative importance in shaping trust may not vary over time. Drawing on existing literature, a conceptual framework is proposed to depict what factor(s) may experience changes in their relative importance over the course of a manager-employee relationship and what factor(s) may remain salient over time at an individual and interpersonal level of analysis.