Explaining the effect of organizational trust and organizational health on resistance to change in the government employees by considering the mediated role of organizational commitment (The case: Municipality of Ahvaz)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Prof. in Management, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran

2 MSc. Student in Management, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran


The change is only constant element in life and business, but during the emplementation process of change, Organizations, especially government agencies, dealing with a some of challenges that resistance to change is one of the most important ones. Many factors affect on resistance to change. Two factors: trust and organizational health can help the organization to achieve change goals. On the other hand, the researchers have noted in their study the mediating role of organizational commitment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of trust and organizational health on resistance to change with the mediating role of organizational commitment in the municipality of Ahvaz. This applied research, have been implemented on a random sample of 211 members of employees of Municipality. Results of the analysis the data collected through questionnaires, using Structural Equation Modeling techniques and software pls indicate that Organizational Trust has a significant negative effect on resistance to change but negative effect of organizational health on the resistance to change is not significant. As well as results of Sobel test, significantly confirmed the mediating role of organizational commitment in the impact of trust on resistance to change.


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