Psychological contracts

Simon L.D. Restubog, Kohyar Kiazad, Christian Kiewitz

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Abstract

Research in psychological contracts at work continues to expand and advance. In this article, we summarize and integrate this scholarship, addressing definitional issues, theoretical perspectives, plus antecedents and consequences of psychological contract breach (PCB). We identify future research opportunities that can enrich our understanding of PCB and its consequences for employees' work attitudes and behaviors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
EditorsJames D. Wright
Place of PublicationAmsterdam Netherlands
PublisherElsevier
Pages366-371
Number of pages6
Volume19
Edition2nd
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Equity theory
  • Group value model
  • Psychological contract
  • Psychological contract breach
  • Psychological contract violation
  • Social exchange theory
  • Unmet expectations

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