Toward a process model of newcomer socialization: Integrating pre- and post-entry factors for newcomer adjustment

Tomokazu Takeuchi*, Norihiko Takeuchi, Yuhee Jung

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Abstract

This study documents the influence of both pre- and post-entry factors on newcomer socialization. Using time-lagged survey data from 137 new employees from private sector organizations in Japan, our empirical analyses showed that newcomers' pre-entry career maturity was significantly related to their post-entry adjustment outcomes through person-organization (P-O) fit perceptions at entry. Career maturity was also significantly and positively related to pre-entry job search effort, as well as to P-O fit at entry. Furthermore, the results indicated that the effectiveness of supervisor and coworker support for enhancing newcomer adjustment varied depending on the level of P-O fit perception at entry. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed, and directions for future research are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-418
Number of pages28
JournalHuman Resource Development Quarterly
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Sep 1

Keywords

  • career maturity
  • job search effort
  • newcomer socialization
  • perceived coworker support
  • perceived supervisor support
  • person-organization fit
  • school to work transition
  • turnover intention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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