LOYAL FROM DAY ONE: BIODATA, ORGANIZATIONAL IDENTIFICATION, AND TURNOVER AMONG NEWCOMERS

LOYAL FROM DAY ONE: BIODATA, ORGANIZATIONAL IDENTIFICATION, AND TURNOVER AMONG NEWCOMERS This paper attempts to use biodata to uncover behavioral and experiential antecedents of organizational identification (OID), and to demonstrate one way in which theory can be used in the development and analysis of objective biodata. The biodata correlates of organizational identification were assessed with a sample of 2,535 new U.S. Army recruits. Four biodata factors emerged: activities involving outdoor work or pastimes; a dependable, non‐delinquent, lifestyle reflecting socialization to institutional expectations; a general preference for group attachments; and diligent involvement in intellectual pastimes. Results with a subset of 1,082 recruits revealed that both OID and the biodata antecedents predicted subsequent attrition across 6 time periods spanning 6 to 24 months. Results also revealed relatively high OID among the recruits. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Personnel Psychology Wiley

LOYAL FROM DAY ONE: BIODATA, ORGANIZATIONAL IDENTIFICATION, AND TURNOVER AMONG NEWCOMERS

Personnel Psychology, Volume 48 (2) – Jun 1, 1995

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Wiley
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Copyright © 1995 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
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0031-5826
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1744-6570
DOI
10.1111/j.1744-6570.1995.tb01759.x
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Abstract

This paper attempts to use biodata to uncover behavioral and experiential antecedents of organizational identification (OID), and to demonstrate one way in which theory can be used in the development and analysis of objective biodata. The biodata correlates of organizational identification were assessed with a sample of 2,535 new U.S. Army recruits. Four biodata factors emerged: activities involving outdoor work or pastimes; a dependable, non‐delinquent, lifestyle reflecting socialization to institutional expectations; a general preference for group attachments; and diligent involvement in intellectual pastimes. Results with a subset of 1,082 recruits revealed that both OID and the biodata antecedents predicted subsequent attrition across 6 time periods spanning 6 to 24 months. Results also revealed relatively high OID among the recruits.

Journal

Personnel PsychologyWiley

Published: Jun 1, 1995

References

  • Profiles of commitment: An empirical test
    Becker, Becker; Billings, Billings
  • Potential versus actual faking of a biodata form: An analysis along several dimensions of item type
    Becker, Becker; Colquitt, Colquitt
  • Identifying determinants of retention decisions
    LaRocco, LaRocco; Pugh, Pugh; Gunderson, Gunderson
  • A conceptual rationale for domains and attributes of biodata items
    Mael, Mael
  • Alumni and their alma mater: A partial test of the reformulated model of organizational identification
    Mael, Mael; Ashforth, Ashforth
  • Rainforest empiricism and quasi‐rationality: Two approaches to objective biodata
    Mael, Mael; Hirsch, Hirsch

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