Accession Number:

ADA112614

Title:

Organizational Socialization: A Social Learning Interpretation

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. no. 8

Corporate Author:

NEBRASKA UNIV LINCOLN DEPT OF MANAGEMENT

Report Date:

1982-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Organizational socialization, the process by which an employee learns the appropriate norms and required behaviors to participate and become part of the organization, has arrived as an extremely important dimension to the study of organizational behavior. Although there are a number of existing approaches to socialization, they lack a clear theoretical basis for understanding and application. This paper proposes a social learning theoretical framework. Particular attention is given to the relevancy that modeling and self-control can have for organizational socialization. Specific examples of how these concepts and techniques can help facilitate the successful socialization of new and existing employees are included throughout.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE