International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Revitalizing the Self: Assessing the Relationship between Self-awareness and Orientation to Change
Lucía Galleno, Marcela Liscano

Change is a constant in organizations. This quantitative study measured self-awareness in relation to personal orientation to change style among graduate students enrolled in the Master of Science in Organization Development at Queens University of Charlotte. This study focused on self-reported emotional self-awareness. The literature review identified the relevance of self-awareness throughout the change process. Data was collected through two instruments: the Change Style Indicator assessment measuring individual orientation to change style, and the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) assessment measuring self-awareness. Only the quadrant of self-awareness was used for inquiry regarding correlation with change. After examining and discriminating items in the self-awareness quadrant of the ESCI assessment, the researchers established a positive correlation between self-awareness and change. These results led the authors to propose increased attention to the aspects of the person involved in the change effort.

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