Dispositional resistance to change: measurement equivalence and the link to personal values across 17 nations

Shaul Oreg, Mahmut Bayazit, Maria Vakola, Luis Arciniega, Achilles Armenakis, Rasa Barkauskiene, Nikos Bozionelos, Yuka Fujimoto, Luis Gonzalez, Jian Han, Martina Hrebickova, Nerina Jimmieson, Jana Kordacova, Hitoshi Mitsuhashi, Boris Mlacic, Ivana Feric, Marina Kotrla Topic, Sandra Ohly, Per Oystein Saksvik, Hilde HetlandIngvild Saksvik, Karen van Dam

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    The concept of dispositional resistance to change has been introduced in a series of exploratory and confirmatory analyses through which the validity of the Resistance to Change (RTC) Scale has been established (S. Oreg, 2003). However, the vast majority of participants with whom the scale was validated were from the United States. The purpose of the present work was to examine the meaningfulness of the construct and the validity of the scale across nations. Measurement equivalence analyses of data from 17 countries, representing 13 languages and 4 continents, confirmed the cross-national validity of the scale. Equivalent patterns of relationships between personal values and RTC across samples extend the nomological net of the construct and provide further evidence that dispositional resistance to change holds equivalent meanings across nations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)935-944
    JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008


    • resistance to change
    • personal values
    • measurement equivalence
    • scale validation


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