COMING SOON! PQDT Open is getting a new home!

ProQuest Open Access Dissertations & Theses will remain freely available as part of a new and enhanced search experience at

Questions? Please refer to this FAQ.

Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Acclimating into an Organization: A Study of New Hire Personality and Stress
by Stevenson, David, M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2020, 55; 28031281
Abstract (Summary)

The current study investigated the psychological processes of feelings of acclimation and job stress in a sample of 94 new hires extracted from a factory construction company and Mechanical Turk. The aforementioned variables were assessed with respect to differences in new hire Extraversion and Proactivity and a causal model was tested. Several bivariate correlations were found to be statistically significant as well as mediation model. These included a moderate and negative relationship between new hire feelings of Stress and feelings of Acclimation and the identification of Proactivity as a mediator in the correlational relationship between Extraversion and Feelings of Acclimation. A discussion of our findings, future research proposals, and limitations is also included.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Daus, Catherine
Commitee: Nadler, Joel, Hawkins, Carlee
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 82/8(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Business administration, Management, Occupational psychology, Labor relations, Mental health
Keywords: Acclimation into an organization, New hire personality, Proactivity, Socialization, Job stress, Mechanical Turk
Publication Number: 28031281
ISBN: 9798569962532
Copyright © 2021 ProQuest LLC. All rights reserved. Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Cookie Policy