Integrating workplace affect with psychological contract breach and employees' attitudes

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Contributing to the exploration of the role of emotions/affect in the employee-employer relationship, a study of 250 white-collar and blue-collar workers from eight public- and private-sector organizations in Pakistan integrated affective reactions (psychological contract violation and affective commitment) with the concept of psychological contract breach and work attitudes. The researchers found that affective reactions are elicited by employees' experience of breach of psychological contract and have negative effects on work attitudes, specifically job satisfaction and turnover intention. Their results, which may be generalized to other developing countries in South Asia, also showed that affective reactions mediate the direct relationship between psychological contract breach and workplace attitudes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-62
Number of pages13
JournalGlobal Business and Organizational Excellence
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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