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Linking psychological contract type and power distance orientation to exit, voice, loyalty and neglect behaviours


Teo, HT and O'Donohue, W and Grimmer, MR, Linking psychological contract type and power distance orientation to exit, voice, loyalty and neglect behaviours, Proceedings of the 2009 British Academy of Management Conference, 15-17 September 2009, Brighton Centre, UK, pp. 1-21. ISBN 0-9549608-5-8 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This study responds to the call for more research into the role of cultural values in the psychological contract by considering the links between relational and transactional psychological contract types, the cultural value of power distance orientation measured at the individual level, and the behavioural responses of Exit, Voice, Loyalty and Neglect. A theoretical model is developed and four hypotheses are examined using data collected by the administration of a survey questionnaire to a sample of 223 university student. The results indicate that psychological contract type and power distance orientation interact as hypothesised to shape an individualís behavioural response to perception of psychological contract breach. Implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:psychological contract, power distance, exit, voice, loyalty, neglect, employment relationship, cultural values
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Organisational behaviour
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Teo, HT (Mr Ryan Teo)
UTAS Author:O'Donohue, W (Dr Wayne O'Donohue)
UTAS Author:Grimmer, MR (Professor Martin Grimmer)
ID Code:58280
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2009-09-23
Last Modified:2012-03-30
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