Australian public sector employees' commitment to organisational change

Machin, M. Anthony and Bannon, Steven F. (2005) Australian public sector employees' commitment to organisational change. In: 40th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference 2005, 28 Sept - 02 Oct 2005, Melbourne, Australia.

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[Abstract]: This study aims to clarify the role of Australian public sector employees' commitment to organisational change. Three components of commitment to organisational change (affective, normative, and continuance commitment to organisational change) were hypothesised to mediate the relationship between organisational climate and behavioural support for organisational change. Study 1 reports data collected during 2003 from a Queensland government department (N = 342) while Study 2 reports data collected during 2003, from a South Australian government agency (N = 54). Hierarchical regression analyses were conducted with each component of commitment to organisational change initially regressed on positive and negative work climate. Subsequently, behavioural support for organisational change was regressed on both commitment to organisational change (three components) and organisational climate (two components). In Study 1, both positive and negative work climate were able to account for significant unique variance in components of commitment to organisational change. All three components of commitment to organisational change were significant predictors of behavioural support for organisational change. However, in Study 2, only positive work climate was found to significantly predict both affective and continuance commitment to organisational change components, while only affective and normative commitment to organisational change significantly predicted behavioural support for organisational change.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited according to Publisher's requirements: 'This is an electronic version of an article published in Katsikitis, Mary (Ed.) (2005). Proceedings of the 40th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference (pp. 163-167). Melbourne, Australia: Australian Psychological Society. ISBN 0-909881-27-8.'
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:27
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australian public sector, employees, organisational change
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/716

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