Anticipatory Socialization,An adapted version of Jablin's model is used to organize this book: anticipatory socialization, encounter, metamorphosis/role management, and exit. Anticipatory socialization The period prior to joining an organization is called anticipatory major differences between adult and early childhood socialization is that there is more anticipatory and informal socialization in the latter. However, in this presentation we will focus on the incumbency classification because it seems most As a leaming process, socialization relies on the motivation of the individual to achieve a goal, on the application of Professional socialization can be broken down into three components: anticipatory socialization, socialization during the Historically,.most theorists described three stages: prearrival/anticipatory socialization; entry and initial participation; and active participation (metamorphosis). Increasingly, scholars include a fourth stage: organizational disengagement/exit Professional Socialization in Law and Business Schools Debra J. Schleef (law student, first day of classes) Robert Merton defines anticipatory socialization as "adopting the values of a group to which [one] aspires but does not belong" This table shows that high rank on our anticipatory socialization scale has the strongest predictive power in the highest occupational status group, and no power whatever in the lowest. Although some of the sub samples are small, the table .