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


Per Oystein Saksvik

Jana Kordacova

Martina Hrebickova

Luis Gonzalez

Boris Mla?i?



Luis González

Martina Hřebíčková

Jana Kordačová

Boris Mla?i?

Ivana Feri?

Ivana Feric

Marina Kotrla Topi?

Karen van Dam

Nikos Bozionelos

Luis Arciniega

Achilles Armenakis

Rasa Barkauskiene

Mahmut Bayazit

Yuka Fujimoto

Jian Han

Boris Mlacic

Hilde Hetland

Nerina Jimmieson

Hitoshi Mitsuhashi

Sandra Ohly

Shaul Oreg

Ingvild Saksvik

Marina Kotrla Topic

Per Øystein Saksvik

Maria Vakola


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.


González, L., Hřebíčková, M., Kordačová, J., Mlačić, B., Ferić, I., Topić, M. K., …Vakola, M. (2008). Dispositional resistance to change: Measurement equivalence and the link to personal values across 17 nations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93(4), 935-944.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 1, 2008
Publication Date Jul 1, 2008
Deposit Date Nov 13, 2014
Journal Journal Of Applied Psychology
Print ISSN 0021-9010
Electronic ISSN 0021-9010
Publisher American Psychological Association
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 93
Issue 4
Pages 935-944
Keywords Applied Psychology
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