Title

Newcomer socialization in China : effects of team values and goal interdependence

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

International Journal of Human Resource Management

Publication Date

10-1-2011

Volume

22

Issue

16

First Page

3317

Last Page

3337

Keywords

China, conflict, newcomer, socialization, team values

Abstract

How newcomers interact with their experienced colleagues has been thought to affect their socialization and performance. In a field study of 169 new employees, team leaders provided measures of values and newcomers rated their relationships and attitudes. Structural equation analysis results suggest that relationships and open discussion values promote socialization by developing cooperative goals and integrative interaction. Results were tentatively interpreted as suggesting that values affect socialization by altering newcomer goal interdependence and interaction with experienced team members. By embracing the values of relationships and open discussion, supplemented with cooperative goals and integrative interaction, teams can more effectively socialize newcomers.

DOI

10.1080/09585192.2011.561244

Print ISSN

09585192

E-ISSN

14664399

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Recommended Citation

Chen, N. Y., Tjosvold, D., Huang, X., & Xu, D. (2011). Newcomer socialization in China: Effects of team values and goal interdependence. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22(16), 3317-3337. doi: 10.1080/09585192.2011.561244