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Handbook of Research on the Psychological Contract at Work

Edited by Yannick Griep, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary, Canada and Division of Epidemiology, Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Sweden and Professor Sir Cary Cooper, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
The psychological contract is considered a critical construct in organizational behavior literature because it informs employee emotions, attitudes, and behaviors in the workplace. Although the psychological contract has been explored extensively over the last 50 years, numerous theoretical, conceptual, empirical, methodological, and analytical changes have pushed the field forward. As such, it is time to take stock and move forward. The contributors to this Handbook explore in detail this important component of modern management thinking.
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Publication Date: May 2019
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  • Business and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
The psychological contract is considered a critical construct in organizational behavior literature because it informs employee emotions, attitudes, and behaviors in the workplace. Although the psychological contract has been explored extensively over the last 50 years, numerous theoretical, conceptual, empirical, methodological, and analytical changes have pushed the field forward. As such, it is time to take stock and move forward. The contributors to this Handbook explore in detail this important component of modern management thinking.

This volume’s objective is to challenge and refine the way scholars think about the psychological contract in the workplace by evaluating current assumptions embedded in psychological contract research, proposing new conceptual and theoretical developments, introducing dynamic psychological contract processes and offering new methodological and analytical developments. It concludes with a chapter, by leading researchers, outlining a proposed research agenda to further our understanding going forward.

Academic audiences – faculty, graduate students – and others working in organizational behaviour and industrial and organizational psychology will value the theoretical aspects of this study as well as the new and exciting methodological propositions and elaborations. And evidence-based management practitioners will find interest in the chapters dealing with psychological contract breach and overcoming the aftermath of breach perceptions as they may inform policy and interventions. 

Contributors include: S. Achnak, J. Akkermans, A. Antoni, M. Bal, S. Bankins, F. Bezzina, R. Briner, V. Cassar, N. Conway, C. Cooper, J. Coyle-Shapiro, J. De Jong, S. De Jong, M. De Ruiter, M.-R. Diehl, C. Erdem,Y. Griep, S. Hansen, J. Hofmans, R. Horgan, S. Hornung, D. Jepsen, S. Jones, P. Kappelides, T. Kiefer, J. Kraak, B. Linde, X. Lub, A.-M. Nienaber, W. O'Donohue, C. Pekcan, L. Pezner,T. Rigotti, S. Robinson, P. Romeike,D. Rousseau, R. Schalk, O. Solinger, J. Sosnowska, S. Ten Have, M. Tomprou, S. Ultan, T. Vantilborgh, J. Weinhardt, H. Wiechers, C. Woodrow, Y. Yang












Contents:

Introduction
Yannick Griep and Cary Cooper

PART I REVISITING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTRACT RESEARCH
1. Psychological Contract Research: Older, but is it Wiser?
Neil Conway and Claire Pekcan

2. Mutuality and Reciprocity in the Psychological Contract: A Critical Review and Analysis
René Schalk and Melanie De Ruiter

3. Psychological Contracts: Time for Some Conceptual Clarity
Samantha D. Hansen (formerly Montes)

4. Putting Emotion First – An Emotion-Centred Approach to Understanding the Psychological Contract
Tina Kiefer and Anne Antoni

5. The Usefulness of the Psychological Contract in the 21st Century
Johannes M. Kraak and Barend J. Linde

PART II NEW CONCEPTUAL AND THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENTS
6. Ideological Components of Psychological Contracts: Future Directions for Volunteer and Employment Research
Pam Kappelides and Samantha K. Jones

7. Individualization of Work: From Psychological Contracts to Ideological Deals
P. Matthijs Bal and Severin Hornung

8. Me and My Team: The Role of Social Context in Psychological Contract Breach and Fulfillment
Jos Akkermans, Simon de Jong, Jeroen de Jong, and P. Matthijs Bal

9. Psychological Contracts Through the Lens of Sensemaking
Marjo-Riita Diehl and Jacqueline A-M. Coyle-Shapiro

10. Managing the Aftermath of Psychological Contract Violation:Employee-Organizational Interplay, Calling, and Socio-Cognitive Coping
In Vulnerable Work Populations
Maria Tomprou and Sarah Bankins

11. Person-Centrism in Psychological Contract Research: A Normative-Contextual Alternative
Omar Solinger

PART III INTRODUCING THE DYNAMIC PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTRACT
12. The Role of Time and Timing in Psychological Contract Research
Safâa Achnak and Samantha D. Hansen (formerly Montes)

13. Thresholds, Non-Linear and Differential Effects in Psychological Contract Research
Thomas Rigotti and Jeroen de Jong

14. Triggering Psychological Contract Breach
Hermien Wiechers, Jacqueline A-M. Coyle-Shapiro, Xander Lub and Steven Ten Have

PART IV NEW METHODOLOGICAL AND ANALYTICAL DEVELOPMENTS
15. Toward a Formal Dynamic and Computational Modeling Approach To Better Understand Psychological Contract Dynamics
Justin Weinhardt, Yannick Griep, and Joanna Sosnowska

16. Emerging, Crystalizing, and Changing Psychological Contracts Over Time:Introducing the iPC-Network Model Tim Vantilborgh

17. Capturing Perceptions of Psychological Contract Fulfilment and Breach
Joeri Hofmans and Tim Vantilborgh

18. Experimental Designs in Psychological Contract Research: An Overview and Research Agenda
Jeroen de Jong and Thomas Rigotti

19. A Narrative Approach to Psychological Contracts
Sarah Bankins

20. Psychological Contracts: Back to the Future
Yannick Griep, Cary Cooper, Sandra Robinson, Denise Rousseau, Samantha D. Hansen, Maria Tomprou, Neil Conway, Rob Briner, Jacqueline A-M. Coyle-Shapiro, Robert Horgan, Xander Lub, Jeroen de Jong, Johannes M. Kraak, Wayne O’Donohue, Samantha K. Jones, Tim Vantilborgh, Yang Yang, Vincent Cassar, Jos Akkermans, Denise Jepsen, Chris Woodrow, Simon De Jong, Sherman Ultan, Frank Bezzina, Ceren Erdem, Ann-Marie Nienaber, Philipp Romeike, Sarah Bankins, P. Matthijs Bal, Hermien Wiechers, Leaah Pezer, Safâa Achnak and Barend J. Linde

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