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

[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.'
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 : 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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