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Moving Forward: Next Steps for Advancing the Research and Practice of Employee Socialization

Connie R. Wanberg and Yongjun Choi

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/9780199763672.013.0019

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Moving Forward: Next Steps for Advancing the Research and Practice of Employee Socialization

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This chapter briefly describes the advances in the area of organizational socialization and highlights a number of important future research directions outlined by the preceding chapters within this handbook. Next directions for research include new antecedents and outcomes of newcomer socialization, how to explore socialization process and dynamics in conjunction with time issues, and how to expand the lessons from newcomer socialization to individuals experiencing different types of newness, such as expatriates. In addition, the authors provide four suggestions for socialization researchers: tie research to socialization, draw upon nonsocialization areas of research, connect different areas of socialization research, and be ambitious. Implications for socialization practitioners and organizations are discussed.

Keywords: socialization; adjustment; onboarding; new employees; newcomers; future research

Article.  5453 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology ; Social Psychology

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