Psychosocial predictors of intentions to engage in change supportive behaviors in an organizational context

Jimmieson, Nerina L., White, Katherine M. and Zajdlewicz, Leah (2009) Psychosocial predictors of intentions to engage in change supportive behaviors in an organizational context. Journal of Change Management, 9 3: 233-250. doi:10.1080/14697010903125472


Author Jimmieson, Nerina L.
White, Katherine M.
Zajdlewicz, Leah
Title Psychosocial predictors of intentions to engage in change supportive behaviors in an organizational context
Journal name Journal of Change Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-7017
Publication date 2009-09
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14697010903125472
Volume 9
Issue 3
Start page 233
End page 250
Total pages 18
Editor Rune Todnem By
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Abstract This study utilized the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) to understand employee change readiness. The extent to which attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control predicted employees’ intentions to carry out activities that were supportive of a change event were investigated. The impact of group norm was examined as a further predictor of change-related intentions. The context of the research was a sample of 82 employees in the early stages of a rebranding process. Results indicated that direct measures of attitude and subjective norm, as well as group norm, emerged as significant predictors of employees’ intentions to perform re-branding behaviors. To capture the indirect beliefs underlying attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control, participants also provided an assessment of their behavioral, normative, and control beliefs in regards to the change event, respectively. A series of MANOVAs revealed significant differences between moderate and high intenders on a range of underlying beliefs. Findings are discussed in terms of the application of the TPB for effective change management.
Keyword Theory of planned behavior
organizational change
readiness for change
intentions
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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