Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-9-2010

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Keywords

job involvement; psychological contract violation; human resources

Disciplines

Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Human Resources Management | Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Labor Relations | Psychology

Abstract

This study examined survey data from full-time employees employed in a variety of occupations. We empirically examined how psychological involvement with one’s job affects reactions to psychological contract violation. Data for control variables (i.e., age, gender, organizational tenure), the independent variable (i.e., psychological contract violation), and the moderator (i.e., job involvement) were taken at Time 1; and dependent variables (i.e., depressed mood at work, turnover intention) were taken at Time 2. Results illustrated that job involvement was an important construct in understanding individuals’ negative reactions to psychological contract violations. Implications and limitations are discussed, and suggestions for future research are offered.

DOI

10.1111/j.1559-1816.2010.00626.x

Version

Postprint

Volume

40

Issue

6