Proactive socialization behavior in China: The mediating role of perceived insider status and the moderating role of supervisors' traditionality

Jie Wang, Tae Yeol Kim

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Abstract

This paper identified the dimensions of proactive socialization behavior among Chinese employees. We examined the mediating effects of perceived insider status on the relationships between proactive socialization behavior and socialization outcomes, and the moderating effect of supervisors' traditionality on the relationship between proactive socialization behavior and perceived insider status. Results from 280 newcomer-supervisor pairs supported the hypotheses that proactive socialization behavior was positively associated with task performance and social integration through perceived insider status. In addition, supervisors' traditionality significantly influenced the indirect relationships that proactive socialization behavior had with task performance and social integration via perceived insider status, such that the relationships became weaker as supervisors' traditionality increased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-406
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Guanxi developing
  • Perceived insider status
  • Proactive socialization behavior
  • Traditionality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Psychology (all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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