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The role of psychological climate in facilitating employee adjustment during organizational change
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-26, 11:20 authored by Martin, AJ, Jones, ES, Callan, VJ
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.
Publication titleEuropean Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology
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