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dc.contributor.advisorDailey, Stephanie L.
dc.contributor.authorSalazar, Vanessa A. ( )
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-06T17:57:52Z
dc.date.available2017-01-06T17:57:52Z
dc.date.issued2016-11-17
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/6409
dc.description.abstractThe following study aimed to identify whether redesigning an unstructured onboarding program to a more structured program can strengthen new employee socialization and achieve desired outcomes such as perceived organizational support, engagement and organizational identification. Online questionnaires were sent to two groups of new employees: one who experienced an unstructured onboarding program and another who experienced a structured program. Results showed that as individuals’ socialization increases, their perceived organizational support, identification, and engagement increased. In addition, individuals who experienced structured onboarding reported greater socialization, perceived organizational support, identity, and engagement compared to individuals who experienced an unstructured onboarding program. This study adds to communication scholarship by demonstrating that employee socialization and specified outcomes vary between two different socialization strategies. Practical implications lie in assisting organizations with establishing effective socialization tactics based on organizational and individual needs, and also strengthening communication opportunities between newcomers and current organizational members.
dc.formatText
dc.format.extent87 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectOrganizational communication
dc.subjectStructured socialization
dc.subjectEngagement
dc.subjectPerceived organizational support
dc.subjectOrganizational identification
dc.subject.lcshPersonnel managementen_US
dc.subject.lcshEmployee orientationen_US
dc.titleWelcome Aboard: An Exploration of the Impact of Structured Socialization on Newcomer Perceived Organizational Support, Engagement and Identificationen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBurke, Tricia J.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBeebe, Steven
thesis.degree.departmentCommunication Studies
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
txstate.departmentCommunication Studies


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