any process in which an individual endeavours to remodel his or her social behaviour in the expectation of gaining entry to and acceptability in a higher social status or class than that currently occupied.
For example, pre-entry experiences, such as realistic job previews, that share information about the company or the job are known as anticipatory socialization mechanisms which influence post-entry attitudes and behavior (Wanous, 1992).
Although the experiences dancers reported during their interviews varied, the women we spoke with who reported engaging in anticipatory socialization, talked about spending time in strip clubs before deciding to dance.
In Stage 1: Anticipatory Socialization (student's past experience before entering the class) there was not a significant relationship between Realism (student's prior notion of the class) and Congruence (class coverage and demands match student's needs and skills).
Much like anticipatory socialization (Van Maanan, 1975), commitment propensity was proposed as a summary concept that integrates personal characteristics, expectations about the organization, and choice factors in selecting the organization.