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Reading electronic mail at the office: Exploring how and why organizational members read information
Unformatted Document Text:  Reading electronic mail 13 The five different types of information were recoded into three different types. Job instructions and job content were recoded into job information. Corporate information and information about other activities in the organization were recoded into organizational information. Information which has nothing to do with the job or the organization remained the same information type, but was renamed into social information. The six sources were recoded into four different sources. The top manager remained top manager. The immediate supervisor and other supervisors were recoded into middle management. A peer of my team/department and a peer of an other team/department were recoded into peers. Someone outside this organization remained the same source, but was renamed into external source. The need for cognition was recoded into three categories: (1) a low need for cognition, (2) an average need for cognition, and (3) a high need for cognition. These categories are based on three equal groups, so each category contains 33.3% of the participants. The role information plays in performing the job was recoded into three categories: (1) information plays a small role in performing the job, (2) information plays an average role in performing the job, and (3) information plays a large role in performing the job. These categories are based on three equal groups, so each category contains 33.3% of the participants. Results To explore the assumption that the way in which organizational members read email messages is associated with the type of information and the source of the email messages, data about the way in which the email messages were read were aggregated on the basis of the type of information (three categories) and the source (four categories) of the email messages. The aggregation resulted in a maximum of 12 separate cases for each organization in which each case represents a certain combination of information type and source. For example, all email messages which contained job information and sent by middle managers are

Authors: de Bakker, Suzanne. and Elving, Wim.
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Reading electronic mail 13
The five different types of information were recoded into three different types. Job
instructions and job content were recoded into job information. Corporate information and
information about other activities in the organization were recoded into organizational
information. Information which has nothing to do with the job or the organization remained
the same information type, but was renamed into social information. The six sources were
recoded into four different sources. The top manager remained top manager. The immediate
supervisor and other supervisors were recoded into middle management. A peer of my
team/department and a peer of an other team/department were recoded into peers. Someone
outside this organization remained the same source, but was renamed into external source.
The need for cognition was recoded into three categories: (1) a low need for cognition, (2) an
average need for cognition, and (3) a high need for cognition. These categories are based on
three equal groups, so each category contains 33.3% of the participants. The role information
plays in performing the job was recoded into three categories: (1) information plays a small
role in performing the job, (2) information plays an average role in performing the job, and
(3) information plays a large role in performing the job. These categories are based on three
equal groups, so each category contains 33.3% of the participants.
Results
To explore the assumption that the way in which organizational members read email
messages is associated with the type of information and the source of the email messages,
data about the way in which the email messages were read were aggregated on the basis of the
type of information (three categories) and the source (four categories) of the email messages.
The aggregation resulted in a maximum of 12 separate cases for each organization in which
each case represents a certain combination of information type and source. For example, all
email messages which contained job information and sent by middle managers are


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