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Facilitating Organizational Socialization: An Introduction

Connie R. Wanberg

in The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Socialization

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199763672
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199763672.013.0001

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Facilitating Organizational Socialization: An Introduction

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This handbook focuses on organizational socialization, or the process through which individuals acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors required to adapt to a new work role. This chapter launches the handbook by defining organizational socialization, differentiating this term from the related concept of onboarding. The importance of organizational socialization is discussed, and the major sections and contributions of this handbook are outlined.

Keywords: organizational socialization; onboarding; new employees; employee adjustment; learning new jobs; expatriation; proactivity; work transitions; diversity

Article.  2897 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology ; Social Psychology

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