Ready for Changes? The Influence of General Self-Efficacy and Resistance to Change on Managers’ Future Competence Requirements

  • Jürgen Mühlbacher Vienna University of Business and Economics
  • Tom Siebenaler


With this study, we will test the interrelations between the psychological concept of self-efficacy of managers and its influences on the resistance to change. The results show that it makes a qualitative difference, if change in competences occurs in a positive or a negative direction and that there is a clear predisposition of managers concerning change. Both results have to be taken into account in designing changes processes.