Socialization tactics, employee proactivity, and person-organization fit.


This study examined the linkage between organizational socialization tactics and person-organization (P-O) fit and examined the moderating influence of employees' proactivity behaviors. Results from a sample of 279 employee-supervisor pairs from 7 organizations in South Korea revealed a positive relationship between institutionalized socialization tactics and P-O fit perceptions. However, the association between firms' socialization tactics and P-O fit was facilitated or negated by several proactive behaviors that employees used to gain control over their environment. For example, employees' positive framing harmonized with institutional tactics to create higher P-O fit, whereas employees who proactively developed strong relationships with their supervisors essentially replaced institutionalized socialization tactics.


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@article{Kim2005SocializationTE, title={Socialization tactics, employee proactivity, and person-organization fit.}, author={Tae-Yeol Kim and Daniel M. Cable and Sang-Pyo Kim}, journal={The Journal of applied psychology}, year={2005}, volume={90 2}, pages={232-41} }