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How Institutional Socialization Tactics Affects the Drivers of Socialization; Newcomers' Proactivity and Socialization Outcomes

Author Affiliations

  • 1Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, IRAN
  • 2 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad; Strategic Studies Institute of BoshraPajooh, Mashhad, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 2, Issue (6), Pages 11-16, June,2 (2013)


This study investigated the interactive effect of institutional and individual socialization tactics to affect socialization experience of newcomers. In doing so, first, we briefly performed an overview of the proactivity literature. Then, we developed the research model and tested based on a sample of 148 bank clerk who completed surveys at their early career. The results indicated that institutional tactics affect proactive ones and socialization outcomes positively. Meanwhile, some demographics accounted for a significant part of variance in proactivity. We also found that institutional tactics moderate the relationship between proactive tactics and socialization outcomes negatively. These results suggest the need for organizational efforts to interact with newcomers' proactive behaviors to achieve the appropriate socialization outcomes. Finally, we discussed the study results and concluded with normative imperatives in the form of some implications for practice and several calls for future researches.


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