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Socialization into organizations and balancing work and family

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Contribution to book (peer-reviewed)
Author Wiese Bettina S., Knecht Michaela,
Project The interplay of work and family during transitions: Integrating individual and systemic influences
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Contribution to book (peer-reviewed)

Book Sustainable working lives - Managing work transitions and health throughout the life course
Editor , Vuori Jukka; , Blonk Roland; , Price Richard H.
Publisher Springer, New York
ISBN 978-94-017-9797-9
Title of proceedings Sustainable working lives - Managing work transitions and health throughout the life course

Abstract

Organizational transitions represent particularly important challenges for both employees and employers. The present chapter summarizes and contextualizes the demands and outcomes of organizational socialization processes. With respect to socialization outcomes, we differentiate between proximal and distal outcomes as well as between work-related and health-related outcomes. We embed organizational socialization and individual self-regulatory strategies in the broader life context of the individual by drawing specific attention to the family domain. The return to work after maternity leave is selected as a sample case to demonstrate how both work-related and family-related experiences and characteristics impact occupational adjustment processes in young adulthood. Finally, we make suggestions how empirical findings on the work-family interplay might be integrated into new organizational socialization programs and initiatives.
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