A study on the differences in learning and adaptation of early career employees according to their employment status_ Focusing on developmental relationships in business organizations Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • This paper examines the differences in learning and adaptation of early career employees according to their employment status, and it focuses on developmental relationships in business organizations. A survey was conducted on 417 employees working at 34 large corporation located mainly in Seoul and metropolitan area. The results of this study are as follows. First, regular employees participated more in mentoring and CoP programs, learning more through formal relationships, than contingent employees. Second, contingent employees had smaller developmental networks, a higher level of identifying with their co-equals, department, gender, and a deeper level of intimacy with their developmental supporters than regular employees. In addition, they established developmental relationships more readily with low status workers, workers meeting at learning through formal relationships than regular employees. Third, the results of hierarchical multiple regression analysis show that the two groups needed different types of relationships according to the content of learning and adaptation.

author list (cited authors)

  • Chang, W., & Kim, J.

publication date

  • January 1, 2007 11:11 AM