Reactions of temporary employees to psychological contract breach

Ezaz Ahmed, Brian D'Netto

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paperpeer-review

Abstract

The employment relationship with temporary employees is often poorly managed. Employers assume that these employees have only short term transactional psychological contracts. Adopting a ‘psychological contract perspective'€™, a qualitative study was conducted to examine the attitudinal and behavioral reactions when the promise of permanent employment to temporary employees was not fulfilled. Results of our qualitative study indicated that temporary employees experienced negative affective reactions (i.e., sadness, depression and betrayal) and adverse behavioral outcomes (i.e., poor performance). The implications of psychological contract breach are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch/Teaching Excellence in Business and Economics
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Academy of Business and Economics Annual Conference (IABE) - Orlando, Florida, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 15 Jul 201317 Jul 2013

Conference

ConferenceInternational Academy of Business and Economics Annual Conference (IABE)
CountryNew Zealand
Period15/07/1317/07/13

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Reactions of temporary employees to psychological contract breach'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this