The Impact of Socializing Newcomers on Insiders

Daniel C. Feldman

in The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Socialization

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199763672
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 The Impact of Socializing Newcomers on Insiders

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While much of the previous research on organizational socialization has focused on how supervisors and coworkers influence the entry of new entrants into the firm, surprisingly little attention has been given to how the socialization of new employees influences insiders. This paper examines how the entry of newcomers (both new entrants into the workforce and experienced workers changing employers) influences insiders’ self-perceptions, how participating in the socialization process influences insiders’ attitudes toward their firms, and when insiders will be receptive to change attempts from new hires. The chapter concludes with directions for future research on mutual influence processes during organizational socialization.

Keywords: socialization; organizational socialization; mutual influence; influence; newcomers

Article.  11538 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology ; Social Psychology

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