Accession Number : ADA119334

Title :   Identifying the Outcomes of Socialization: Two Studies.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION COLL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s) : Fisher,Cynthia D

PDF Url : ADA119334

Report Date : Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The outcomes of the process of organizational socialization have been inadequately defined and researched. This report contains a review of outcomes mentioned or measured by past researchers, followed by two studies intended to identify outcomes. The first consists of a factor analysis of many measures used as outcomes in past research, for the purpose of identifying underlying dimensions of adjustment to organizations, Nineteen outcome measures could be reduced to four or five factors. The second study utilized qualitative data on outcomes perceived by new organization members. Outcome categories derived from these data reproduced some previously used outcomes (resolution of role conflict, mutual influence, performance); did not include other commonly measured outcomes (job satisfaction, job involvement, internal work motivation, innovation, commitment); and revealed several new outcome constructs (self-confidence, independence in action, changed use of questions, tolerance of change, having a system, conveying confidence). (Author)

Descriptors :   *Human relations, *Recruits, *Adjustment(Psychology), *Jobs, *Organizations, Roles(Behavior), Personality, Learning, Nurses, Motivation, Interpersonal relations, Job satisfaction, Conflict, Emotions, Skills, Performance(Human), Employee relations, Personnel retention, Questionnaires

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE