A longitudinal investigation of coping processes during a merger: Implications for job satisfaction and organizational identification

Amiot, C. E., Terry, D. J., Jimmieson, N. L. and Callan, V. J. (2006) A longitudinal investigation of coping processes during a merger: Implications for job satisfaction and organizational identification. Journal of Management, 32 4: 552-574.

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Author Amiot, C. E.
Terry, D. J.
Jimmieson, N. L.
Callan, V. J.
Title A longitudinal investigation of coping processes during a merger: Implications for job satisfaction and organizational identification
Journal name Journal of Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0149-2063
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0149206306287542
Volume 32
Issue 4
Start page 552
End page 574
Total pages 23
Editor R. Cropanzano
Place of publication USA
Publisher Southern Management Association
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
350200 Business and Management
720400 Management and Productivity Issues
Abstract This study tested the utility of a stress and coping model of employee adjustment to a merger Two hundred and twenty employees completed both questionnaires (Time 1: 3 months after merger implementation; Time 2: 2 years later). Structural equation modeling analyses revealed that positive event characteristics predicted greater appraisals of self-efficacy and less stress at Time 1. Self-efficacy, in turn, predicted greater use of problem-focused coping at Time 2, whereas stress predicted a greater use of problem-focused and avoidance coping. Finally, problem-focused coping predicted higher levels of job satisfaction and identification with the merged organization (Time 2), whereas avoidance coping predicted lower identification.
Keyword Business
Management
Coping
Organizational Identification
Adjustment
Merger
Employee Adjustment
Meta-analysis
Stress
Attitudes
Impact
Communication
Acquisition
Behaviors
Identity
Work
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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