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SA Journal of Industrial Psychology

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BURGER, Daniel H; CROUS, Freddie  and  ROODT, Gert. Logo-od: The applicability of logotherapy as an organisation development intervention. SA j. ind. Psychol. [online]. 2008, vol.34, n.3, pp. 68-80. ISSN 0258-5200.

The study investigated the relationship between "resistance to or readiness for change" (ROR-change) and "meaning seeking", and whether a logotherapy-based intervention - Logo-OD - would impact on resistance to change. A quasi-experimental design and various statistical procedures were applied to test formulated hypotheses. Of a survey population of 1 637 individuals, 193 and 76 respondents formed part of the pre- and post-test samples respectively. Whereas a significant relationship was established between said constructs, no significant effect of Logo-OD was observed. These results supported the primary conclusions emanating from the literature: the role of Logo-OD is one of a positive trigger event for organisational change.

Keywords : Organisational change; resistance to change; organisation development (OD); Viktor Frankl; logotherapy.

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