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

The Journal of applied psychology

PubMedID: 15769234

Kim TY, Cable DM, Kim SP. Socialization tactics, employee proactivity, and person-organization fit. J Appl Psychol. 2005;90(2):232-41.
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.