Title

Socialization tactics : antecedents for goal interdependence and newcomer adjustment and retention

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Vocational Behavior

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Volume

83

Issue

3

First Page

245

Last Page

254

Keywords

Goal interdependence, Newcomer adjustment, Socialization tactics

Abstract

This study argues that Deutsch's theory of goal interdependence is useful to examine the dynamics of serial and investiture tactics on newcomer adjustment and retention in work team contexts. Structural equation results of interviews of specific incidents collected from one hundred and two newcomers support the hypothesized model that serial and investiture tactics used by teams promote cooperative goal interdependence and weaken competitive goal interdependence and independent goal relationship between newcomers and their teams. Cooperative goals were also found to promote positive attitudes and strong co-worker relationships whereas competitive and independent goals resulted in intentions to quit and low levels of organizational commitment and job satisfaction.

DOI

10.1016/j.jvb.2013.05.002

Print ISSN

00018791

E-ISSN

10959084

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Recommended Citation

Lu, S. C., & Tjosvold, D. (2013). Socialization tactics: Antecedents for goal interdependence and newcomer adjustment and retention. Journal of vocational behavior, 83(3), 245-254. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2013.05.002