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