Psychological contract breach in a Chinese context:an integrative approach

Lo, Susanna and Aryee, Samuel (2003). Psychological contract breach in a Chinese context:an integrative approach. Journal of Management Studies, 40 (4), pp. 1005-1020.

Abstract

This study examined the antecedents and outcomes of psychological contract breach as well as why and how psychological contract breach is related to these outcomes. Respondents were Hong Kong Chinese employees (N=152). Results showed organizational change and history of contract breach to be related to psychological contract breach which, in turn, was related to turnover intentions, psychological withdrawal behaviour, and civic virtue. Further, trust in employer fully mediated the relationship between psychological contract breach and the work outcomes of psychological withdrawal behaviour and civic virtue but partially mediated the psychological contract breach–turnover intentions relationship. Lastly, interactional justice failed to moderate the relationship between psychological contract breach and the work outcomes.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-6486.00368
Divisions: Aston Business School > Work & organisational psychology
Aston Business School
Aston Business School > Work & organisational psychology research group
Uncontrolled Keywords: psychological contract breach,Hong Kong,Chinese employees,organizational change,contract breach,turnover,psychological withdrawal behaviour,civic virtue,trust,interactional justice
Full Text Link: http://www3.int ... 870418/abstract
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Published Date: 2003-06
Authors: Lo, Susanna
Aryee, Samuel

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