Measurement equivalence of the dispositional resistance to change scale

Oreg, Shaul and Bayazıt, Mahmut and Vakola, Maria and Arciniega, Luis and Armenakis, Achilles and Barkauskiene, Rasa and Bozionelos, Nikos and Fujimoto, Yuka and González, Luis and Han, Jian and Hřebíčková, Martina and Jimmieson, Nerina and Kordačová, Jana and Mitsuhashi, Hitoshi and Mlačić, Boris and Ferić, Ivana and Topić, Marina Kotrla and Ohly, Sandra and Saksvik, Per Øystein and Hetland, Hilde and Saksvik, Ingvild Berg and Van Dam, Karen (2018) Measurement equivalence of the dispositional resistance to change scale. In: Davidov, Eldad and Schmidt, Peter and Billiet, Jaak and Meuleman, Bart, (eds.) Cross-Cultural Analysis: Methods and Applications. Routledge, New York, pp. 215-244. ISBN 9781138670648 (Print) 9781134991228 (Online)

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Individuals differ in their typical responses to change situations. Whereas some people readily accept them, others tend to resist. These differences in the typical reaction to change have been conceptualized as a personality trait, namely, dispositional resistance to change (Oreg, 2003). The resistance to change trait and its measurement scale (henceforth the RTC scale) were established through a series of studies in which the scale’s structural, construct, concurrent, and predictive validities were demonstrated. The more dispositionally resistant to change an individual is, the more likely will he or she exhibit negative attitudes toward specific changes, and the less likely to voluntarily initiate changes (e.g., Nov & Ye, 2008; Oreg, 2006; Oreg, Nevo, Metzer, Leder, & Castro, 2009). The trait is related to, yet both conceptually and empirically distinct from other traits (see Oreg, 2003), such as sensation seeking (Zuckerman, 1994), intolerance for ambiguity (Budner, 1962), risk aversion (Slovic, 1972), dogmatism (Rokeach, 1960), and openness to experience (Digman, 1990).
Item Type: Book Section / Chapter
Divisions: Sabancı Business School
Depositing User: Mahmut Bayazıt
Date Deposited: 25 May 2023 12:00
Last Modified: 25 May 2023 12:00

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