How to Survive and Thrive? The Potentials of Organizational Socialization in Educational Adaptation

Adi Suryani, Soedarso Soedarso


Entering higher education and starting new living can be challenging for new students. They need many information to integrate themselves to new communities and conform to new organizational culture, systems and programs. Organizational socialization is one of several socialization options which may promote the new students’ adjustment process, facilitate their learning process to survive and thrive. Despite the important role of organizational socialization, it is still under-examined in educational sector. Thus, this study aims to analyse educational factors enabling the new students to educationally survive and thrive. The data are collected through twenty-two new students’ narrative text, freely voicing their experiences in higher education at their first semester. The collected data are analyzed by employing thematic, within and cross case analysis, underpinned by interpretivism paradigm. The study finds that the new students’ educational survival and thriving needs the elaboration of organizational, social and emotional experiences into academic determination. Thus, the study challenges the dominant power of academic rigor in determining the educational thriving. Instead, the study suggests the new defined educational thriving concept by recognizing the roles of social, organizational and emotional roles, as presented in the reconstructed educational thriving triangle model.TRANSLATE with x EnglishArabicHebrewPolishBulgarianHindiPortugueseCatalanHmong DawRomanianChinese SimplifiedHungarianRussianChinese TraditionalIndonesianSlovakCzechItalianSlovenianDanishJapaneseSpanishDutchKlingonSwedishEnglishKoreanThaiEstonianLatvianTurkishFinnishLithuanianUkrainianFrenchMalayUrduGermanMalteseVietnameseGreekNorwegianWelshHaitian CreolePersian   TRANSLATE with COPY THE URL BELOW Back EMBED THE SNIPPET BELOW IN YOUR SITE Enable collaborative features and customize widget: Bing Webmaster PortalBack


Organizational socialization; Educational thriving; Higher education


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