Ambivalence toward imposed change: the conflict between dispositional resistance to change and the orientation toward the change agent.

@article{Oreg2011AmbivalenceTI,
  title={Ambivalence toward imposed change: the conflict between dispositional resistance to change and the orientation toward the change agent.},
  author={Shaul Oreg and Noga Sverdlik},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={96 2},
  pages={337-49}
}
Following an analysis of the concept of "imposed change," we propose 2 factors that jointly contribute to an individual's experience of ambivalence to imposed change. In a secondary analysis of data (N = 172) and 2 field studies (N = 104, N = 89), we showed that individuals' personal orientation toward change interacts with their orientation toward the change agent and yields ambivalence. Specifically, among employees with a positive orientation toward the change agent (i.e., high trust in… CONTINUE READING