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Understanding individual responses to failure by the organisation to fulfil its obligations: examining the influence of psychological capital and psychological contract type

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O'Donohue, W and Martin, A and Torugsa, N, Understanding individual responses to failure by the organisation to fulfil its obligations: examining the influence of psychological capital and psychological contract type, Human Resource Management Journal, 25, (1) pp. 131-147. ISSN 0954-5395 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1111/1748-8583.12055

Abstract

This study advances both psychological contract (PC) and psychological capital (PsyCap) research by testing a novel theoretical model predicting likely worker response, as a joint function of an individual's level of PsyCap and PC type, to perceived failure by the organisation to meet its obligations to the worker–organisation relationship. With a large emergency services organisation using volunteer workers as the research context, the study presents the first empirical evidence from a sample of 592 volunteers that the integrated application of PC and PsyCap theory can contribute to a better understanding of individual responses to an organisation's failure to affirm ongoing support for the volunteer–organisation relationship.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Business and Management
Research Field:Organisational Behaviour
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and Productivity
Objective Field:Management
Author:Martin, A (Associate Professor Angela Martin)
Author:Torugsa, N (Dr Ann Torugsa)
ID Code:94383
Year Published:2015 (online first 2014)
Deposited By:Australian Innovation Research Centre
Deposited On:2014-09-08
Last Modified:2015-04-23
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