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

Oreg, S. and Bayazit, M. and Vakola, M. and Arciniega, L. and Armenakis, A. and Barkauskiene, R. and Bozionelos, N. and Fujimoto, Y. and González, L. and Han, J. and Hrebícková, M. and Jimmieson, N. and Kordacová, J. and Mitsuhashi, H. and Mlacic, B. and Feric, I. and Topic, M. K. and Ohly, S. and Saksvik, P. O. and Hetland, H. and Saksvik, I. and van Dam, K. (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.


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.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Resistance to change, Personal values, measurement equivalence, Scale validation, Personal values, Nations.
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Last Modified:29 May 2009 14:33

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