Effects of team goal interdependence on newcomer socialization: An experiment in China

Nancy Yi‐Feng CHEN, Jiafang LU, Dean TJOSVOLD, Chengtao LIN

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Abstract

Increased employee mobility and the widespread use of teams underline the importance of understanding the socialization of newcomers into groups. Applying the theory of cooperation and competition, this study experimentally investigated the relationship between team climate and newcomer socialization and performance. We found that a cooperative, in comparison to a competitive or independent team climate strengthened the relationship and interaction between newcomers and the other team members. Thereby, this facilitated newcomer socialization. Copyright © 2008 the Authors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-214
JournalJournal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

Citation

Chen, N. Y.-F., Lu, J.-F., Tjosvold, D., & Lin, C. (2008). Effects of team goal interdependence on newcomer socialization: an experiment in China. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38(1), 198-214. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2008.00302.x

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