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Journal articles (2011), Journal of Applied Psychology, 96 (1), pp. 211-220

Curiosity adapted the cat: The role of trait curiosity in newcomer adaptation.

Harrison Spencer H., SLUSS David , Ashforth Blake E.

Using longitudinal data from 123 newcomers across 12 telemarketing organizations, we examined the role of 2 forms of trait curiosity (specific and diversive) as antecedents of proximal adaptation behaviors (information seeking and positive framing) and more distal, in-role and extra-role behaviors (job performance and taking charge). Link to the article

HARRISON, S.H., SLUSS, D. and ASHFORTH, B.E. (2011). Curiosity adapted the cat: The role of trait curiosity in newcomer adaptation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96(1), pp. 211-220.