An exploration of the relationship between readiness for change and organizational trust in Turkish public schools

Zayim, Merve
Kondakçı, Yaşar
Readiness for change is one of the constructs that fosters positive behaviours, attitudes and thinking towards new adjustments on the part of employees. As one of the internal context variables, trust acts as a catalyst for supportive behaviours in times of change and uncertainty by reducing change related resistance and stress. Based on this understanding, this study explores the predictive value of organizational trust for cognitive, emotional and intentional readiness for change among a group of primary and secondary school teachers in Turkey. The data from 603 public school teachers were collected using the Omnibus T-Scale and Readiness for Change-Cognitive Emotional Intentional Scale. Taking each dimension of readiness for change as a criterion variable, three sets of predictors were defined for three separate hierarchical regression analyses. The results provided empirical evidence concerning the relationship between intentional, emotional and cognitive readiness for change and perceived faculty trust in colleagues and in the principal after statistically controlling for the school level and teacher demographics at primary and secondary level public schools. The results were interpreted within the scope of the current literature as well as structural and functional characteristics of Turkish education system.


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Citation Formats
M. Zayim and Y. Kondakçı, “An exploration of the relationship between readiness for change and organizational trust in Turkish public schools,” EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION & LEADERSHIP, pp. 610–625, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: