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Logo-od: The applicability of Logotherapy as an organisation development intervention

Daniel H. Burger, Freddie Crous, Gert Roodt
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 34, No 3 | a388 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v34i3.388 | © 2008 Daniel H. Burger, Freddie Crous, Gert Roodt | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 February 2008 | Published: 18 November 2008

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Daniel H. Burger, University of Johannesburg
Freddie Crous, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Gert Roodt, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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the study investigated the relationship between “resistance to or readiness for change” (ror-change) and “meaning seeking”, and whether a logotherapy-based intervention – Logo-OD – would impact on resistance to change. A quasi-experimental design and various statistical procedures were applied to test formulated hypotheses. of a survey population of 1 637 individuals, 193 and 76 respondents formed part of the pre- and post-test samples respectively. Whereas a signifcant relationship was established between said constructs, no signifcant effect of Logo-OD was observed. These results supported the primary conclusions emanating from the literature: the role of logo-oD is one of a positive trigger event for organisational change.


organisational change; resistance to change; organisation development (OD); Viktor Frankl; logotherapy


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