Newcomer Socialisation through a Self-Determination Theory Perspective: Engaging with Employees' Inner Motivational Resources

Jane Chong

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Organisational socialisation is the process by which newcomers transform from being an 'outsider' of an organisation into an effective 'insider' through learning the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviours required for a new role. The research presented in this thesis offers self-determination theory as a new and meaningful lens to understand newcomer adjustment through a focus on psychological need satisfaction—a prerequisite for high quality motivation, enhanced performance, and well-being in employees. Furthermore, this dissertation offers a theoretical framework and measurement for organisational socialisation tactics which will support future endeavours in socialisation research and practice.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Dunlop, Patrick, Supervisor
  • Gagne, Marylene, Supervisor
  • Wee, Serena, Supervisor
Award date17 Aug 2020
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

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