Cognitive Appraisal of Organizational Change and Psychological Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Goal Congruence


  • Muhammad Asif Munir PhD Scholar, Institute of Management Sciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
  • Nosheen Sarwat Assistant Professor, Institute of Management Sciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan



Organizational Change, Cognitive Appraisal, Goal Congruence, Psychological Wellbeing


Most organizational change studies focus on the individual’s positive or negative reactions towards organizational change, yet there is a lack of understanding in existing literature as to the specific reasons behind individual’s positive or negative response. The purpose of the current study is to empirically examine the impact of individual cognitive appraisal of organizational change on their psychological wellbeing with goal congruence as a mediator between the relationship. The data consisted of a sample (N=191) and were collected from employees who worked for a large distribution firm of multinational products. Our findings suggest that the individuals who appraised their organizational change as a challenge also depicted positive impacts on their psychological wellbeing as mediated by goal congruence. On the other hand, where the individuals appraised organizational change as a hindrance/threat, it negatively impacted their psychological wellbeing. In the end future research directions and implications of the study have been discussed.


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How to Cite

Munir, M. A. ., & Sarwat, N. . (2022). Cognitive Appraisal of Organizational Change and Psychological Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Goal Congruence. Review of Education, Administration & Law, 5(2), 85-97.