Oxford Brookes Business School

High-Quality Contact and Coworker Support

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Dr Fasbender

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


JHB305, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


Given that employees spend about one third of their day at work, contact with coworkers is almost inevitable. In this talk, Dr. Fasbender from Justus-Liebig-University Giessen will explain how high-quality contact can facilitate employees’ coworker support, and discuss why the benefits of high-quality contact are contingent upon employees’ age.

In doing so, she will first employ a social mindfulness lens to explain the motivational mechanisms of high-quality contact on coworker support via perspective taking and empathic concern. She will then utilize the socio-emotional selectivity theory to challenge the current age-blind view on workplace interactions and highlight the indirect moderating effect of age via future time perspective on the relationship between high-quality contact, social mindfulness and coworker support.