Organisation-professional conflict of industrial psychologists in South African organisations

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. L. J. van Vuuren; Prof. R. E. Eiselen en_US
dc.contributor.author Lourens, Colette
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-05T07:03:31Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-05T07:03:31Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-05
dc.date.submitted 2011-05-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/4846
dc.description M. Comm. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study aimed to explore the perceptions and experiences of industrial psychologists employed in South African organisations with regard to Organisation-Professional Conflict (OPC). It further aimed to ascertain the extent to which the phenomenon is experienced and the antecedents thereof. A cross-sectional quantitative research approach was utilised by means of designing, developing and administering a survey that measures respondents‟ experiences of OPC. Responses from professional industrial psychologists (n=143) were captured and utilised for statistical analysis. Factor analysis yielded four antecedents, i.e. power tension, compromise of professionalism, professional autonomy and strategic alignment. Research in conjunction with the literature confirmed that OPC can be considered to be the incongruence that may be experienced between professionals‟ organisational roles and duties, and that of their role as professional and adhering to professional obligations. More specifically, professional autonomy and strategic alignment mitigated the occurrence of OPC, whereas power tension and compromise of professionalism seem to exacerbate the occurrence thereof. The implications of the findings for the profession and its members are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Organisation-professional conflict en_US
dc.subject Organisational-professional conflict en_US
dc.subject Compromise of professionalism en_US
dc.subject Organisational demands en_US
dc.subject Industrial psychologists en_US
dc.title Organisation-professional conflict of industrial psychologists in South African organisations en_US
dc.type Mini-Dissertation en_US

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