Variable Details:


Wanberg, Connie R. (2000), "Predictors and Outcomes of Openness to Changes in a Reorganizing Workplace", Journal of Applied Psychology, 85, 132-142.



  • An individual's perceived ability to handle change in a given situation and to function well on the job despite demands of the change.


  • Whereever the restructuring takes me, I'm sure I can handle it.
  • I get nervous that I may not be able to do all that is demanded of me by the restructuring.
  • I have reason to believe that I may not perform well in my job situation following the restructuring.
  • Though I may need some training, I have little doubt I can perform well following the restructuring.


  • Ashford, S.J (1988), "Individual strategies for coping with stress during organizational transitions", Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 24, 19-36. [Endnote]