Dispositional Resistance to Change and Impression Management Behavior
Date of Degree
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Mark S. Teachout
Daniel G. Dominguez
Paul F. Messina
This research connects the construct of dispositional resistance to change with impression management. The study was conducted at a retailer in the southwest United States, specifically the information technology and risk management departments. Oreg's (2003) Resistance to Change Scale was used to measure dispositional resistance to change, and Bolino & Turnley's (1999) Impression Management Scale was used to measure impression management behavior. The significance of the present study, from a research perspective, is that it contributes to the body of knowledge by answering the call to study additional dispositional antecedents to impression management behavior. Structural equation modeling was used to test hypothesized models for the relationship between dispositional resistance to change and impression management behavior at the second order factor level. Results specifically show dispositional resistance to change as an antecedent to impression management behavior. The significant relationship between dispositional resistance and impression management places impression management behaviors as change resistant behaviors. Results of the study also offer direction for future research.
Hardaway, Harold Ethan, "Dispositional Resistance to Change and Impression Management Behavior" (2010). Theses & Dissertations. 231.