Dispositional resistance to change : measurement equivalence and the link to personal values across 17 nations

Oreg, Shaul, Bayazit, Mahmut, Vakola, Maria, Arciniega, Luis, Armenakis, Achilles, Barkauskiene, Rasa, Bozionelos, Nikos, Fujimoto, Yuka, Gonzalez, Luis, Han, Jian, Hrebickova, Martina, Jimmieson, Nerina L., Kordacova, Jana, Mitsuhashi, Hitoshi, Mlacic, Boris, Feric, Ivana, Topic, Marina Kotrla, Ohly, Sandra, Saksvik, Per Oystein, Hetland, Hilde, Saksvik, Ingvild, & van Dam, Karen (2008) Dispositional resistance to change : measurement equivalence and the link to personal values across 17 nations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93(4), pp. 935-944.

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The concept of dispositional resistance to change has been introduced in a series of exploratory and confirmatory analyses through which the validity of the Resistance to Change (RTC) Scale has been established (S. Oreg, 2003). However, the vast majority of participants with whom the scale was validated were from the United States. The purpose of the present work was to examine the meaningfulness of the construct and the validity of the scale across nations. Measurement equivalence analyses of data from 17 countries, representing 13 languages and 4 continents, confirmed the cross-national validity of the scale. Equivalent patterns of relationships between personal values and RTC across samples extend the nomological net of the construct and provide further evidence that dispositional resistance to change holds equivalent meanings across nations.

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ID Code: 71576
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Resistance to change, Personal values, Measurement equivalence, Scale validation
DOI: 10.1037/0021-9010.93.4.935
ISSN: 0021-9010
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 American Psychological Association
Deposited On: 18 May 2014 22:37
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 00:38

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