An investigation of the role of coworker and mentor relationships in organizational socialization

dc.contributor.advisorEarn, Brian M.
dc.contributor.authorCorbett, Tania J.
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-24T15:52:12Z
dc.date.available2020-08-24T15:52:12Z
dc.date.copyright1998
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.description.abstractAn investigation of the role played by interpersonal interactions in acquiring information required for organizational socialization was conducted by focussing on the correlations between the frequency of specific interactions with four types of coworkers (mentors, peers, senior colleagues, department chairs) and knowledge in six content domains identified as dimensions of organizational socialization by Chao et al. (1994) (politics, organizational goals and values, people, performance proficiency, organizational environment, history). One hundred and one university faculty members (39 males, 62 females) in tenure-track positions participated in the study. Results indicate that three of the six dimensions of socialization (organizational goals and values, people, organizational environment) are significantly related to interactions with coworkers. The relationship between interactions with specific coworkers differed depending on the respondent's sex, involvement in a mentoring relationship and length of tenure. Findings suggest that coworker interactions play a role in organizational socialization which changes over time.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/20435
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subjectinterpersonal interactionsen_US
dc.subjectorganizational socializationen_US
dc.subjectmentorsen_US
dc.subjectpeersen_US
dc.subjectsenior colleaguesen_US
dc.subjectdepartment chairsen_US
dc.subjectpoliticsen_US
dc.subjectorganizational goals and valuesen_US
dc.subjectpeopleen_US
dc.subjectperformance proficiencyen_US
dc.subjectorganizational environmenten_US
dc.subjecthistoryen_US
dc.subjectcoworker interactionsen_US
dc.titleAn investigation of the role of coworker and mentor relationships in organizational socializationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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