An investigation of the impact of employee cynicism toward organizational change on organizational health

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Prof. Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran

2 Msc in Executive Management Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran


One of the major challenges towards the programs of organizational improvement and change is resistance to change due to suspicion. For this reason, it is required that organizations identify the triggers of suspicion, trying to control and eliminate the resultant factors. This Study was performed among hospital staffs including, Sina, Shariati and Imam Khomeini and the sample size was 260. Base on theoretical and empirical studies, the most important factors to stimulate organizational cynicism were identified including organizational justice, participation in decision making, psychological contract breach, and the villain. Data analysis was performed using structural equation modeling techniques. The result showed that suspicion of militant character had the greatest impact on organizational suspicion and health, whereas justice has the greatest impact on reducing suspicion and increasing organizational health.


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