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The role of psychological climate in facilitating employee adjustment during organizational change

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Martin, AJ and Jones, ES and Callan, VJ (2005) The role of psychological climate in facilitating employee adjustment during organizational change. European Journal of Work and Organizational, 14 (3). pp. 263-289. ISSN 1359-432X

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Abstract

The current research tested a theoretical model of employee adjustment during organizational change based on Lazarus and Folkman’s (1984) cognitivephenomenological framework. The model hypothesized that psychological climate variables would act as coping resources and predict improved adjustment during change. Two variations of this model were tested using survey data from two different organizational samples: 779 public hospital employees and 877 public sector employees. Confirmatory factor analyses and structural equation analyses were conducted in order to evaluate the models. Results showed that employees whose perceptions of the organization and environment in which they were working (that is, psychological climate) were more positive, were more likely to appraise change favourably and report better adjustment in terms of higher job satisfaction, psychological well-being, and organizational commitment, and lower absenteeism and turnover intentions.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Work and Organizational
Page Range: pp. 263-289
ISSN: 1359-432X
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1080/13594320500141228
Additional Information: The definitive published version is available online at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2008 01:31
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:48
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/7261
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