Title

Effects of team goal interdependence on newcomer socialization : an experiment in China

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Publication Date

1-1-2008

Volume

38

Issue

1

First Page

198

Last Page

214

Abstract

Increased employee mobility and the widespread use of teams underline the importance of understanding the socialization of newcomers into groups. Applying the theory of cooperation and competition, this study experimentally investigated the relationship between team climate and newcomer socialization and performance. We found that a cooperative, in comparison to a competitive or independent team climate strengthened the relationship and interaction between newcomers and the other team members. Thereby, this facilitated newcomer socialization.

DOI

10.1111/j.1559-1816.2008.00302.x

Print ISSN

00219029

E-ISSN

15591816

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Copyright © 2008 Blackwell Publishing, Inc

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Recommended Citation

Chen, N. Y.-F., Lu, J.-f., Tjosvold, D., & Lin, C. (2008). Effects of team goal interdependence on newcomer socialization: An experiment in China. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38(1), 198-214. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2008.00302.x