Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Gary Burns

Second Advisor

Jessica L. Wildman

Third Advisor

Patrick D. Converse

Fourth Advisor

Meredith Carroll


This study examines the relationship between socialization and engagement. In doing so this study investigates and measures the impact that social integration, task mastery, autonomy, role clarity, satisfaction with socialization, job embeddedness, network characteristics, network capital, and online socialization have in linking socialization to engagement. The sample for this study utilized data from Amazon Mechanical Turk. The results suggest that institutionalized socialization tactics relate to higher reported engagement. In addition, social integration, autonomy, job embeddedness, network strength, and network capital each play a significant role in the observed relationship