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Causes and Consequences of the Psychological Contract

David E. Guest and Michael Clinton

in Employment Contracts, Psychological Contracts, and Employee Well-Being: An International Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199542697
eISBN:
9780191715389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542697.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

The main exploration of the impact of the psychological contract is reported in this chapter. It outlines the determinants of the psychological contract, taking into account factors at the ... More


The Psychological Contracts of Temporary and Permanent Workers

René Schalk, Jeroen de Jong, Thomas Rigotti, Gisela Mohr, José Maria Peiró, and Amparo Caballer

in Employment Contracts, Psychological Contracts, and Employee Well-Being: An International Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199542697
eISBN:
9780191715389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542697.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

The psychological contract, as reported by both employers and employees, provides the main focus of this chapter. It starts by reviewing some of the main conceptual and operational issues in ... More


Employment Contracts, Psychological Contracts, and Employee Well-Being: An International Study

David E. Guest, Kerstin Isaksson, and Hans De Witte (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199542697
eISBN:
9780191715389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542697.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

Temporary employment has become a focus of policy debate, theory, and research. This book addresses the relationship between temporary employment contracts and employee well-being. It does so within ... More


Introduction

David E. Guest, Kerstin Isaksson, and Hans De Witte

in Employment Contracts, Psychological Contracts, and Employee Well-Being: An International Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199542697
eISBN:
9780191715389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542697.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

The increase in flexible work has created interest in the consequences for workers. This has included concern about the potentially harmful effects of temporary employment contracts which are now ... More


Mutuality and Reciprocity in the Psychological Contracts of Temporary and Permanent Workers

Kerstin Isaksson, Francisco J. Gracia, Amparo Caballer, and José María Peiró

in Employment Contracts, Psychological Contracts, and Employee Well-Being: An International Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199542697
eISBN:
9780191715389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542697.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

One of the distinctive features of this study is the opportunity to compare the responses of employers and employees. The aim of this chapter is to determine the level of agreement about the content ... More


Managing the Psychological Contract

Neil Conway and Rob B. Briner

in Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work: A Critical Evaluation of Theory and Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280643
eISBN:
9780191700125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280643.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

The psychological contract as a management tool was seen as a means of individualizing the employment relationship and, by making implicit beliefs explicit, it was felt that the psychological ... More


What Is the Psychological Contract? Defining the Concept

Neil Conway and Rob B. Briner

in Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work: A Critical Evaluation of Theory and Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280643
eISBN:
9780191700125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280643.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter unpicks the definition of the psychological contract by reviewing how it has been defined and identifying variations across definitions offered by researchers. Clearly, many concepts ... More


The Contents of Psychological Contracts

Neil Conway and Rob B. Briner

in Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work: A Critical Evaluation of Theory and Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280643
eISBN:
9780191700125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280643.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

The contents of a psychological contract refer to the promises employees believe they have made to their organization and what the employees believe the organization has promised in return. In other ... More


Challenges for Psychological Contract Researchers

Neil Conway and Rob B. Briner

in Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work: A Critical Evaluation of Theory and Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280643
eISBN:
9780191700125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280643.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter looks at a number of key challenges facing psychological contract researchers that need to be addressed to strengthen psychological contract theory and make it more useful to ... More


The History and Development of the Psychological Contract Concept

Neil Conway and Rob B. Briner

in Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work: A Critical Evaluation of Theory and Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280643
eISBN:
9780191700125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280643.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter traces the history and development of the psychological contract concept. Two major periods are considered: the early history of the psychological contract up to but not including Denise ... More


Researching the Psychological Contract

Neil Conway and Rob B. Briner

in Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work: A Critical Evaluation of Theory and Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280643
eISBN:
9780191700125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280643.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter describes the main methods used to research the psychological contract and briefly considers their strengths and weaknesses. It examines the weaknesses of the questionnaire survey, the ... More


Understanding the Psychological Contract as a Process

Neil Conway and Rob B. Briner

in Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work: A Critical Evaluation of Theory and Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280643
eISBN:
9780191700125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280643.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter presents a case for considering the psychological contract as a process. First, it argues why we should study the psychological contract as a process and what we mean by a process. It ... More


How Does the Psychological Contract Affect Behaviour, Attitudes, and Emotion? The Importance of Psychological Contract Breach

Neil Conway and Rob B. Briner

in Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work: A Critical Evaluation of Theory and Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280643
eISBN:
9780191700125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280643.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

Breach is probably the most important idea in psychological contract theory because it is the main way of understanding how the psychological contract affects the feelings, attitudes, and behaviours ... More


Summary and Conclusions: Prospects for Psychological Contract Research and Practice

Neil Conway and Rob B. Briner

in Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work: A Critical Evaluation of Theory and Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280643
eISBN:
9780191700125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280643.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter provides a brief summary and discussion of what has been achieved in relation to the three aims of the book: first, to provide a comprehensive review of psychological contract research ... More


Introduction and Overview

Neil Conway and Rob B. Briner

in Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work: A Critical Evaluation of Theory and Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280643
eISBN:
9780191700125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280643.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

Why do people at work behave the way they do? As is evident from any organizational psychology textbook or course outline, a range of theories, models, and constructs are used to understand behaviour ... More


Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work: A Critical Evaluation of Theory and Research

Neil Conway and Rob B. Briner

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280643
eISBN:
9780191700125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280643.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This book is the first to provide a comprehensive and critical overview of what is now the major way of trying to understand the employment relationship — the concept of the psychological contract. ... More


Is the Organizational Career an Outdated Concept?

Paul Edwards and Judy Wajcman

in The Politics of Working Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271900
eISBN:
9780191699559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271900.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter explores the contemporary character of white-collar jobs and argues that while there has been substantial corporate restructuring leading to a reduction in opportunities for promotion, ... More


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