Resisting change: The role of justice and emotion regulation

K. Van Dam, Marjella Visser

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    Employees who perceive injustice during organizational change are likely to respond emotionally and resist the change. This study investigated whether employees’ way of regulating their emotions might play a role in this process. Two forms of injustice were studied: distributive injustice (concerning change outcomes) and interactional injustice (how employees were treated during the change). The findings indicated that employees who noticed injustice during change were inclined to reappraise the situation less and ruminate more, and subsequently developed more resistance to the change. In addition, both forms of injustice directly contributed to employees’ resistance to the change.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event29th Annual SIOP Conference Honolulu - Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, United States
    Duration: 15 May 201417 May 2014


    Other29th Annual SIOP Conference Honolulu
    Abbreviated titleSIOP 2014
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Internet address


    • change
    • resistance
    • emotion regulation
    • justice


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