ERIC Number: ED170822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
The Role of Communication in Organizational Socialization: A Selective Review of Relevant Literature.
Elsea, Kenneth J.
Defining organizational socialization as the process by which people learn the values, norms, and required behaviors that permit them to participate as members of an organization, this paper offers a review of representative, relevant literature on the role of communication in the process. The studies are organized according to six general approaches: the sociological approach, the stages approach, the reinforcement approach, the modeling approach, the role-taking approach, and the role-making approach. In addition, the paper discusses the implications of the studies and suggests directions for future investigations of communication in organizational socialization. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1-5, 1979)