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Innovations and personal change: Patterns of adjustment to relocation

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Journal publication date07/1995
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior
Journal number4
Volume16
Number of pages13
Pages363-375
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The aim of the study was to test hypotheses derived from Nicholson's (1984) theory of work-role transitions within the context of job relocation. These hypotheses concern the adjustment strategies used by those changing jobs. A total of 121 U.K. employees provided data at three points in time during the process of their relocation. Measures included job characteristics, personal change, role innovation, self-esteem and subjective well-being. Data were analysed via non-recursive structural equation models using LISREL VI. Results were generally consistent with the model of work-role transitions. Individual differences in self-esteem were found to influence adjustment strategies over and above the effects of job characteristics.