Uncertainty during organizational change: is it all about control?

Bordia, Prashant, Hunt, Elizabeth, Paulsen, Neil, Tourish, Dennis and DiFonzo, Nicholas (2004) Uncertainty during organizational change: is it all about control? European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 13 (3). pp. 345-365. ISSN 1359-432X

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Abstract

Uncertainty is a major source of psychological strain during organizational change. This study tested a model of change-related communication, uncertainty, and control and their relationship with psychological strain, job satisfaction, and turnover intentions. Self-report data were obtained from staff at a psychiatric hospital undergoing restructuring. Results indicated that uncertainty had a direct and an indirect (via feelings of lack of control) relationship with psychological strain. Partialling out common method variance led to a complete mediation of this relationship by control. Other predictions about the relationship of these variables with psychological strain, job satisfaction, and turnover intentions were supported. Implications for future research and practice of change communication are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Depositing User: Stacey Goldup
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 06:10
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 06:10
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/68508
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