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Violation of the Psychological Contract: The mediating effect of relational versus transactional beliefs

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Grimmer, MR and Oddy, M, Violation of the Psychological Contract: The mediating effect of relational versus transactional beliefs, Australian Journal of Management, 32, (1) pp. 153-175. ISSN 0312-8962 (2007) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1177/031289620703200109

Abstract

The nature of employees' psychological contracts has gained relevance in the last decade due to changes in the employment relationship. However, little research has been conducted in Australia. The present study examined the psychological contracts of 90 MBA students in two Australian universities and the effects of contract violation on indices of organisational behaviour. Survey batteries, consisting of the Psychological Contract Scale, measures of commitment and trust, and of perceptions of contract violation, were administered. Findings indicated that the perception of contract violation was associated with lower organisational commitment and trust. Significantly, it was found that the impact of contract violation on commitment and trust was mediated by relational, but not by transactional, contract scores.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTRACTS; CONTRACT VIOLATION; RELATIONAL AND TRANSACTIONAL CONTRACTS.
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Business and Management
Research Field:Human Resources Management
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and Productivity
Objective Field:Management
Author:Grimmer, MR (Professor Martin Grimmer)
ID Code:48832
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:22
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2010-05-31
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