Readiness for change : evidence from a study of early childhood care and education centers

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dc.contributor.author Doyle, Orla
dc.contributor.author Logue, Caitriona
dc.contributor.author McNamara, Kelly
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-05T17:17:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-05T17:17:06Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2682
dc.description.abstract This study examines factors that influence staff members’ readiness for change in early childhood settings in Ireland. The introduction of a new national framework, designed to improve the quality of Early Childhood Care and Education Centers (ECCECs), has been piloted in several communities. This study measures support for this change in organizational practices using the Organizational Change Recipients’ Belief Scale and uses correlation analysis to determine how readiness for change is linked to job satisfaction and the work environment. Results show that individual staff characteristics had little impact on support for the change, while factors related to group dynamics were significantly associated with readiness for change. Specifically, a positive work environment and greater job satisfaction were associated with a lower belief that there is a need for change, but a higher belief that the staff will be supported by management if the change is introduced. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. Geary Institute en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Geary Institute Discussion Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP 09 33 en
dc.relation.requires Economists Online Collection en
dc.subject.lcsh Early childhood education--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Child care--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Organizational change en
dc.subject.lcsh Employees--Attitudes en
dc.title Readiness for change : evidence from a study of early childhood care and education centers en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://ideas.repec.org/p/ucd/wpaper/200933.html en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Doyle|Orla|aut|UCD0007 en
dc.neeo.contributor Logue|Caitriona|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor McNamara|Kelly|aut| en


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