As new employees come into their new workplaces, they engage in behaviors that make it easy for them to fit in with the already-established environment. Spanning across various industries, both Federal and private sector, 10 participants indicated that they believed their childhood experiences were the source of their socialization process development. Despite previous research, this research concluded that organizational socialization tactics had no real bearing on whether or not a newcomer perceived themselves to be successful in their socialization process. Results indicated that the two most important factors of a successful socialization was that the newcomers understood their jobs, were able to reduce their level of uncertainty through asking questions and seeking feedback, and establishing relationships with their co-workers.
|Commitee:||Balch, David, Salmons, Janet|
|Department:||School of Business and Technology|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-A 75/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Business administration, Social research, Social psychology, Organizational behavior|
|Keywords:||Newcomer, Person-organization fit, Phenomenological, Social capital model, Socialization, Uncertainty reduction theory|
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