'I Really Still Care About My Teaching': The Impact of Breaches of the Psychological Contract upon Academic Staff within an Australian University.

Branka Krivokapic-Skoko, Grant O'Neill, David Dowell

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Abstract

The paper explores how academics react to a breach of the psychological contracts they established with the university. Using a mixed method approach, this empirical research identified that commitment to teaching and a desire to contribute to society powerfully influence the reactions of academics to breaches of the psychological contract. The research also identified that issues associated with promotion, remuneration and work flexibility are key areas where breaches are perceived. Academic professionalism, and a deep commitment to students and the ideal of the university as key institution within civil society emerged as powerful motivators of academic behaviour with regard to the formation and effects of psychological contracts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDoing more with less
EditorsP. Ballantine, J. Finstewalder
Place of PublicationChristchurch, NZ
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780473178192
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventAustralian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference - Christchurch, NZ, New Zealand
Duration: 29 Nov 201001 Dec 2010

Conference

ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference
CountryNew Zealand
Period29/11/1001/12/10

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    Krivokapic-Skoko, B., O'Neill, G., & Dowell, D. (2010). 'I Really Still Care About My Teaching': The Impact of Breaches of the Psychological Contract upon Academic Staff within an Australian University. In P. Ballantine, & J. Finstewalder (Eds.), Doing more with less (pp. 1-9). University of Canterbury.