Examining the Relationship between Organizational Cynicism and Organizational Change: A Study from Egyptian Context

Wageeh A. Nafei


Organizational cynicism and change are two intertwined phenomena which constitute an important subject matter in organizational behavior literature. One of the main causes of organizational cynicism is organizational change.

Drawing on the literature review, there are some studies regarding organizational cynicism and organizational change. In Egypt, limited research has been conducted, but the present study attempts to find out whether there is a relationship between organizational cynicism and change.

This study was conducted at Teaching Hospitals in Egypt. It is the first empirical work ever done so far in the field of organizational cynicism and its relation with organizational change.

The evaluative attitudes of the employees towards organizational cynicism and change are investigate. The relationship between organizational cynicism and change will be illustrated. Three groups of employees were examined. Three hundred and fifty seven questionnaires were distributed and 300 usable questionnaires were returned, a response rate of 84%.

The results reveal that there are differences among the three groups of employees regarding their evaluative attitudes towards organizational cynicism and change. Besides, the attitudes toward organizational cynicism and change are related. Hence, recommendations include the necessity to pay more attention to organizational cynicism as a common phenomenon in organizations. Finally, the implications of this study are discussed.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jbar.v2n2p1


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