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The Socializing Function of New Employee Orientation Programs [microform] : A Study of Organizational Identification and Job Satisfaction / Lisa R. Gates and Susan A. Hellweg
Bib ID 5515659
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Gates, Lisa R
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1989 
36 p. 
Summary

This study examined one form of organizational socialization, the new employee orientation program, to determine whether such organizational efforts would increase levels of organizational identification and employee perceptions of job satisfaction when employees underwent such a program. An alternative model was tested to ascertain whether or not identification acted as an intervening variable in the orientation-job satisfaction relationship. The experimental group consisted of 52 employees from 5 organizations who participated in a new employee orientation program during their first week of work. The control group consisted of 17 employees from 2 organizations who did not participate in any formalized new employee orientation program. All subjects were non-management employees. Pre- and posttests using the Job Description Index (JDI) and the Organizational Identification Questionnaire (OIQ) to measure job satisfaction and organizational identification were incorporated in this study. Results of the study indicated that participation in a new employee orientation program was directly related to increased perceptions of organizational identification but not perceptions of employee job satisfaction. Partial support was found for the joint predictive ability of job satisfaction based on participation in a new employee orientation program and perceptions of organizational identification. Results indicated that an employee orientation program may lead to increased organizational identification which may lead to increased job satisfaction. (Three tables of data are included, and 52 references are attached.) (MG)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Speech Communication Association (Spokane, WA, February 17-21, 1989).

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Communication Research.  |  Correlation.  |  Employee Attitudes.  |  Employees.  |  Job Satisfaction.  |  Models.  |  Organizational Climate.  |  Organizational Communication.  |  Staff Orientation.  |  Job Descriptive Index Organizational Research
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Hellweg, Susan A., author
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