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Psychological contracts: past, present, and future

Coyle-Shapiro, Jacqueline A.M., Pereira Costa, Sandra, Doden, Wiebke and Chang, Chiachi (2019) Psychological contracts: past, present, and future. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 6. pp. 145-169. ISSN 2327-0616

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Identification Number: 10.1146/annurev-orgpsych-012218-015212

Abstract

We provide a review of psychological contract research, beginning with past conceptualizations and empirical evidence. We tailor this retrospective look by reviewing the antecedents and outcomes associated with psychological contract breach and discussing the dominant theoretical explanations for the breach-outcome relationship. This synthesis of past evidence provides the foundation for reviewing the present emerging and developing themes in psychological contract research. This discussion is organized around the expansion of resources exchanged and the antecedents of contract breach and outcomes, moving beyond reciprocity as an underpinning explanation. We highlight the practical implications of research to date on psychological contracts and end with directions for future research to include the need for greater attention given to ideological currency, employee health, polycontextual approaches, the role of psychological needs, and post-breach/violation.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.annualreviews.org/journal/orgpsych
Additional Information: © 2019 Annual Reviews
Divisions: Management
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Sets: Departments > Management
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2018 16:01
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 03:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90517

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