Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

12-2013

Abstract

This study argues that Deutsch's theory of goal interdependence is useful to examine the dynamics of serial and investiture tactics on newcomer adjustment and retention in work team contexts. Structural equation results of interviews of specific incidents collected from one hundred and two newcomers support the hypothesized model that serial and investiture tactics used by teams promote cooperative goal interdependence and weaken competitive goal interdependence and independent goal relationship between newcomers and their teams. Cooperative goals were also found to promote positive attitudes and strong co-worker relationships whereas competitive and independent goals resulted in intentions to quit and low levels of organizational commitment and job satisfaction.

Keywords

Socialization tactics, Newcomer adjustment, Goal interdependence

Discipline

Organizational Behavior and Theory

Publication

Journal of Vocational Behavior

Volume

83

Issue

3

First Page

245-254

ISSN

0001-8791

Identifier

10.1016/j.jvb.2013.05.002

Publisher

Elsevier

Embargo Period

2-13-2014

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