Th-OR-S12-4 - Trust Development In Leader-Newcomers And Workgroup-Newcomers Relationships During Organizational Entry : A Latent Growth Modelling Approach

Fairness and applicant reaction
Oral Presentation
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Thursday May 18   09:45 AM to 10:00 AM (15 minutes)



Employee Selection

Fairness and applicant reaction


Trust Development In Leader-Newcomers and Workgroup-Newcomers Relationships during organizational entry : a latent growth modeling approach

J. ben mansour 1,*

1HRM, UQTR, Trois-Rivières, Canada


Content: This study examines the development pattern of newcomers trust in the supervisor and trust in the workgroup during the entry period into the organization. Survey data were collected among newly hired nurses in four university hospitals in Canada, in a three-wave longitudinal study. Analyses were conducted with a Latent Growth Modeling (LGM) approach that allows to truly capture the temporal nature of trust intra-individual process. Results show that affective trust in supervisor and affective in workgroup increased linearly during the first 6 months of employment, while cognitive trust in supervisor and cognitive trust in workgroup remained stable during the same period. Results also showed that the decision to trust the work team is related to the propensity of new recruits to trust their supervisor, both at entry and across time. Social exchange and uncertainty theories were used to interpret the findings. Implications and future research directions are outlined.






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