Interindividual Differences in Intraindividual changes in Proactivty During Organizational Entry: A Latent Growth Modeling Approach to Understanding Newcomer Adaptation
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.
interindividual differences in intraindividual changes in newcomer proactivities amd proximal adaptation outcomes, first year graduate students, attitude toward work, working conditions, social adjustment
Personality and Social Contexts
Journal of Applied Psychology
American Psychological Association
CHAN, David, & SCHMITT, Neal.(2000). Interindividual Differences in Intraindividual changes in Proactivty During Organizational Entry: A Latent Growth Modeling Approach to Understanding Newcomer Adaptation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 85(2), 190-210.
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