Influences on Newcomers' Adjustment Tactic Use

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Wilson, Marie
D. Cooper-Thomas, Helena
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2011
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In recent years, organizational socialization research has focused increasingly on the tactics that newcomers use to guide their own adjustment. Various subsets of adjustment tactics have been studied, with minimal rationale as to why newcomers would use different behaviors. We present a typology for newcomer adjustment tactics, comprising opportunistic, self-determined, and shared behaviors, to categorize and integrate all newcomer adjustment tactics identified to date. Next, we propose a model in which tactic use is a function of cost-benefit analyses - on performance, ego, and social dimensions - influenced by individual and contextual factors. This integrates the diverse literatures on socialization, adjustment, information seeking, feedback seeking, and coping. Integrating our initial tactics categorization and the cost-benefit model, we present a robust set of propositions that inform newcomers' perceptions and use of adjustment tactics. We conclude by presenting theoretical and practical implications for newcomer adjustment.

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International Journal of Selection and Assessment

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19

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4

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Human resources management

Human resources and industrial relations

Strategy, management and organisational behaviour

Applied and developmental psychology

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