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in industrial and organizational psychology, a model proposing that (a) people are attracted to organizations that hold values that are congruent with their personalities, values, and needs- (b) the organization, in turn, usually employs people with attributes that fit the organizational culture- and (c) those employees who do not fit the organizational culture leave naturally over time. The characteristics of the people who work at the organization become increasingly homogeneous as the result of this process. [proposed by U.S. organizational psychologist Benjamin Schneider (1938- ) in 1987|

ATTRACTION-SELECTION-ATTRITION MODEL (ASA MODEL): "The attraction-selection-attrition model posits that if individuals are placed in an organization that is incongruent with personal values, they will leave, meaning that a group of similar individuals remain."

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