Title

Interindividual Differences in Intraindividual changes in Proactivty During Organizational Entry: A Latent Growth Modeling Approach to Understanding Newcomer Adaptation

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

4-2000

Abstract

Intraindividual change over time is the essence of the change phenomenon hypothesized to occur in the individual newcomer adaptation process. Many important adaptation questions cannot be answered without an adequate conceptualization and assessment of intraindividual change. Using a latent growth modeling approach to data collected from 146 doctoral program newcomers over 4 repeated measurements spaced at 1-month intervals, the authors explicitly modeled interindividual differences in intraindividual changes in newcomer proactivities (information seeking, relationship building) and proximal adaptation outcomes (task mastery, role clarity, social integration) during organizational entry. Results indicated that changes in proactivity may be related to newcomer characteristics and adaptation outcomes in interesting ways that have not been previously examined.

Keywords

interindividual differences in intraindividual changes in newcomer proactivities amd proximal adaptation outcomes, first year graduate students, attitude toward work, working conditions, social adjustment

Discipline

Personality and Social Contexts

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Journal of Applied Psychology

Volume

85

Issue

2

First Page

190

Last Page

210

ISSN

0021-9010

Identifier

10.1037/0021-9010.85.2.190

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.85.2.190

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