The relationship between locus of control and the three components of commitment to change among employees in the organization  

Jahanbakhsh Ganjeh S., Omidi Arjenaki N., Nouri A.
First author's affiliation: Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran

The impact of locus of control on psychological reactions of employees to change was investigated. Actually the relationship between locus of control and the three components of commitment to a change was studied. A random sample of 80 employees was selected from all employees of a social service organization in Yasuj, Iran. The data were analyzed by using single group MANOVA. The results indicated that locus of control can significantly predict participant's commitment to a specific change. In particular it was shown that the relationship between locus of control and the three components of commitment to change were different. Participants with more internal locus of control were more likely to have high affective and normative commitment to change, whereas participants with more external locus of control were more likely to have high continuance commitment to change.