Organizational Socialization and Collective Self-Esteem as Drivers of Organizational Identification

Shohei Hayashi


Organizational identification can explain various employees’ attitudes, so that it is thought to be a root construct in organizational phenomena. Although organizational identification means process, no previous studies have focused on the process by which organizational identification is developed. This study reveals the mechanisms involved in developing organizational identification. For this paper, a model was constructed from the perspective of Bandura’s modeling theory. Three hypotheses emerged: (1) Organizational socialization influences organizational identification positively, (2) collective self-esteem influences organizational identification positively, and (3) organizational socialization influences collective self-esteem positively. These were tested by means of SEM. Through this model, this paper demonstrates a new process of organizational identification via a new perspective.

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