Journal article

Hangover follows extroverts: Extraversion as a moderator in the curvilinear relationship between newcomers' organizational tenure and job satisfaction

J Son, Chiho Ok

Journal of Vocational Behavior | Elsevier | Published : 2019


The present study examines the nonlinear relationship between organizational tenure of and job satisfaction among new employees (i.e., newcomers). In particular, a newcomer's job satisfaction is described as a U-shaped curve that decreases after joining but increases after some time. Moreover, it predicts that this temporal change in job satisfaction differs depending on a newcomer's extraversion. Analyzing five-wave unbalanced panel data for 1553 individuals and 5770 observations in South Korea, the results showed that job satisfaction of newcomers decreased after joining an organization but gradually increased afterward. Besides, extraverted newcomers experience greater deterioration in jo..

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