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Abstract

VINCENZI, Silvana Ligia; MENDES, Luís Augusto de Carvalho; GOUVEIA, Valdiney Veloso  and  ANDRADE, Dalton Francisco de. Resistance to Change Scale (RCS): Construction, Psychometric Evidences and Reduced Version. Psico-USF [online]. 2016, vol.21, n.3, pp.471-486. ISSN 2175-3563.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1413-82712016210303.

The present study aimed to develop the Resistance to Change Scale (RAM), to cover the existing theoretical basis on this subject, gathering evidences of its factorial validity and internal consistency in the Brazilian context, and to analyze the adequacy of the reduced version of the measurement. Two studies were conducted. 338 employees participated in the first study, mostly from private companies (83%). They answered RCS and demographic profile questions. A principal component analysis (PCA) revealed the predominance of one factor, explaining 25.56 % of the total variance, and internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha, α) of 0.94. In the second study, there were 472 employees, the majority from private companies (55%). They answered RCS-20 and demographic questions. The results confirmed the psychometric adequacy of the instrument, and it can be used as a unidimensional measure to assess the resistance to change in organizational environments.

Keywords : resistance; change; measure; survey; validation.

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