Motivation, openness to experience, and affective commitment: The mediating role of attitudes towards change

Translated title of the contribution: Motivation, openness to experience, and affective commitment: The mediating role of attitudes towards change

Sait Gurbuz*, Mehmet Emin Bayik

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Abstract

The aim of the current study was to identify the antecedents of attitudes towards change and to investigate the mediator role of attitudes towards change in the relationship between its antecedents and affective commitment. A sample of 783 participants voluntarily took the survey. The data were analyzed via analysis of variance and structural equations modeling. Tenure, education level, intrinsic motivation, openness to experience and growth need strength were found to be antecedents of attitudes towards change, while age was not. Attitudes towards change played a mediator role in the following relationships between openness to experience and affective commitment, intrinsic work motivation and affective commitment, and growth need strength and affective commitment. In light of the findings of the current study, practical and theoretical implications were discussed.

Translated title of the contributionMotivation, openness to experience, and affective commitment: The mediating role of attitudes towards change
Original languageOther
Pages (from-to)4-21
JournalTürk Psikoloji Dergisi
Volume34
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Organizational change
  • attitudes towards change
  • affective commitment
  • intrinsic work motivation
  • openness to experience
  • growth need strength
  • GROWTH NEED STRENGTH
  • ORGANIZATIONAL-CHANGE
  • INTRINSIC MOTIVATION
  • EMPLOYEE COMMITMENT
  • BIG 5
  • PERSONALITY
  • RESISTANCE
  • READINESS
  • ANTECEDENTS
  • CYNICISM

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