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ERIC Number: EJ1005899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
The Role of Leader-Member and Social Network Relations in Newcomers' Role Performance
Jokisaari, Markku
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v82 n2 p96-104 Apr 2013
Many scholars of organizational socialization have argued that the interaction between newcomers and more experienced members in an organization is the main channel through which newcomers can learn their roles in the organization. This study examined how the newcomers' leader-member and social network relationships related to their role performances during organizational entry. A sample of new employees completed questionnaires which included social network (network density, strength of ties) and leader-member relation (LMX) measures. The supervisors rated the newcomers' job performance, work group member, and organization member performances. The results showed that the structure of the newcomers' social networks (i.e., sparse networks) related to their job performance, and that their social networks that were characterized by strong ties related to their work-group performance. Finally, the results showed that the quality of the newcomers' leader-member relations related to their organization member performance. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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