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Interpersonal Attraction Scale (Task Attraction)

Are you simply attracted to a coworker's work ethic, or is there something more brewing under the surface? Take this test to find out.

Mark Travers, Ph.D.

By Mark Travers, Ph.D. | January 26, 2024

The Interpersonal Attraction Scale, developed by McCroskey and McCain in 1974, is a tool designed to measure dimensions of interpersonal attraction. Their analyses resulted in three distinct factors: social attraction, physical attraction and task attraction.

Through their research, McCroskey and McCain developed a 10-item scale that is incredibly useful in the context of the workplace. The Task Attraction dimension of the Interpersonal Attraction Scale can help gauge how much an individual is attracted to certain skills and competencies, allowing users to easily measure how attracted they are to their work crush's professional capabilities.

You can take this test here. Please follow all of the steps to receive your results.

Step 1: Rate the following statements about your feelings towards your coworker based on how much you agree with them on a scale of strongly disagree to strongly agree.

Step 2: Enter your age, gender, region, and first name so we can provide you with a detailed report that compares your test scores to people similar to you.

Step 3: Check to make sure you've provided answers to all of the statements/questions above. Once you've done that, click the button below to send your responses to Awake Therapy's Lead Psychologist, Mark Travers, Ph.D. He will provide you with an overview of how you scored relative to others (all answers are anonymized and confidential to protect users' privacy). He can also answer any follow-up questions you may have.

References: McCroskey, J. C., & McCain, T. A. (1974). The measurement of interpersonal attraction. Speech Monographs, 41(3), 261–266.

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