Attitudes of Employees Towards Organizational Change and Factors Affecting them at the Establishments of the Palestinian National Authoriy in the Northen Districts of the West Bank

Year: 
2003
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خليل احمد خضر خليل
Abstract: 
This study aimed at recognizing the attitudes of employees towards organizational change and factors affecting it at the establishments of the Palestinian National Authority in the Northern Districts of the West Bank. It also aimed at determining the impact of (sex, academic qualification, experience and position) variables on the attitudes of employees towards organizational change and factors affecting it at the establishments of the Palestinian National Authority in the Northern Districts of the West Bank. The study population consisted of all the employees (n. 2065) at the establishments of the Palestinian National Authority in the north districts of the West Bank in the year 2002/2003. The study sample consisted of (486) male and female employees selected by the rank random method with a percentage of (23.5 per cent) to whom 486 questionnaires were distributed. The number of returned questionnaires was (380), and (106) questionnaires were lost. Statistical analysis was carried out on the returned questionnaires, The researcher used the study instrument which was prepared based on former studies and literature of public management. The study instrument was verified by a committee of arbitrators. The alpha Cronbach equation was used to test its consistency for internal coherence, The consistency correlation of the Attitudes Towards Change Questionnaire was (0,81) and the consistency correlation of the factors affecting the attitudes towards change was (0,82), Findings: The study reached the following findings: Findings related to the attitudes towards organizational change: The percentages of the fields in descending order: Behavioral change: (71%), Technological change: (70%), Structural change: (65%). - Findings related to the factors affecting organizational change: The percentages of the fields in descending order: Personal factors: (73%), External environmental factors: (67,4%), Organizational atmosphere factors: (61,20/0), Informational factors: (61 %). - The findings were according to the following variables: 1. Sex: There were no significant differences between males and females in the employees' attitudes towards organizational change and the factors affecting them. 2. Academic qualification: There were significant differences between the employees' attitudes towards organizational change and the factors affecting them in the field of organizational atmosphere and the field of informational factors in favor of diploma and bachelor degrees. 3. Experience: There were no significant difference between employees in employees' attitudes towards organizational change and the factors affecting them. 4. Position: There were significant factors between employees' attitudes towards organizational change and the factors affecting them in the field of technological change in favor of the employee and the Division Head.
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137
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