Feedback-Seeking Behavior of New Hires and Job Changers

Jeanne M. Brett, Daniel C. Feldman, Laurie R. Weingart*

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This study explores the relationship between feedback-seeking behavior and adjustment to a new job for two groups of employees: new hires to thefirm and job changers. Data were collectedfrom 67 managers at a Midwestern consumer products corporation 3 months and 6 months after taking the new job. Results suggest that adjustment leads to feedback-seeking behavior for both new hires and job changers. However, for job changers, poor adjustment appears to stimulate feedback-seeking; in contrast, for new hires, good adjustment seems to stimulate feedback-seeking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)737-749
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Strategy and Management


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