We examined how inquiring and monitoring for feedback from peers and supervisors changed over time for transferees. Hypotheses were grounded in uncertainty reduction and impression management theory. Results from a longitudinal study in which data were collected three times over a year indicated that monitoring for feedback from peers and supervisors remained constant over time, as did inquiry from supervisors, but that inquiry from peers declined. In addition, role clarity negatively influenced subsequent peer inquiry. Results suggest the need to examine how both uncertainty reduction and impression management concerns influence feedback seeking.
Feedback Seeking Following Career TransitionsAcademy of Management Journal
PublisherAcademy of Management
Citation InformationCallister, R. R., Kramer, M. W. & Turban, D. B. 1999. Feedback seeking following career transitions. Academy of Management Journal, 42: 429-438