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Contextualizing the features of the psychological contract: the case of Malta

Cassar, V. and Briner, Rob B. (2009) Contextualizing the features of the psychological contract: the case of Malta. Journal of Managerial Psychology 24 (7), pp. 677-694. ISSN 0268-3946.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02683940910989048

Abstract

The psychological contract is defined as a perceived exchange agreement of promissory obligations between employee and organization. Most approaches to this concept ignore the role of context in shaping its features. However, others have pointed out the need to evaluate the features of the construct within the context in which it is studied. Three salient features of the construct include the use of the term “promises” versus “obligations”, its implicit nature and reference to the “other” party, and the exchange content. Rousseau and Schalk suggest that these features are weighted and interpreted differently across different countries. The purpose of this paper is to test this proposition in the island state of Malta, a European Union micro-state

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Employee relations, Malta, psychological contracts
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2011 15:19
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:18
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2013

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