Context, socialization, and newcomer learning

Mo Wang, John Kammeyer-Muelle, Yihao Liu, Yixuan Li

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Abstract

In the current paper, we provide a formal taxonomy of the organizational context relevant to newcomer socialization. We also propose that what newcomers learn during socialization periods (i.e., socialization content) and how they could learn the new information and knowledge (i.e., socialization process) are two distinct but related aspects of newcomer socialization. Based on these conceptual developments, we establish a theoretical model that articulates the mechanisms via which different contextual factors may impact newcomer socialization content and socialization process. Implications and future directions related to this theoretical model are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberA001
Pages (from-to)3-25
Number of pages23
JournalOrganizational Psychology Review
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Climate
  • Human resource management
  • Socialization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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