Journal article

Perceived acceptance and work standards as predictors of work attitudes and behavior and employee psychological distress following an internal business merger

Felicity Joslin, Lea Waters, Paul Dudgeon

JOURNAL OF MANAGERIAL PSYCHOLOGY | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LIMITED | Published : 2010

Abstract

Purpose - This study aims to test the relationship between two measures of sociocultural adjustment (perceived acceptance and work standard) with work attitudes and behavior and with psychological distress following an internal merger of two previously distinct working groups within the one business. Design/methodology/approach - A field study, using a cross-sectional design, was used to assess the reactions of 250 employees (host employees = 170; relocated employees = 80) who had undergone an internal merger within a communications company. Findings - Perceived acceptance and work standards following the merger were significantly related to work attitudes and behavior for both the host and ..

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