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Generational differences in psychological contract between employees and organizations


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Dautović, Morja. (2015). Generational differences in psychological contract between employees and organizations. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Galić, Zvonimir].

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The first aim of this study was to describe the differences in psychological contract content between different generations in Croatia. The study was conducted on 432 participants that have been employed with their current organization for more than 6 months. We divided them into two groups: born from 1946 to 1980 and born from 1981 to 1993. Psychological contract content was measured using the Tilburg Psychological Contract Questionnaire. The results showed that the older generation perceived more employer duties related to organizational policy, while the younger generation perceived more employer duties related to career development, work-life balance and social atmosphere. No differences were found for the dimensions of job content and rewards. Older employees also perceived a higher level of their own in-role duties towards the organization, but no difference was found for extra-role duties. However, all differences should be interpreted with caution due to very small effect sizes.The second aim of this study was to test for the moderating effect of generation on the relationship between psychological contract breach and work outcomes. We used a global measure of contract breach, while considered work outcomes included job satisfaction, organizational commitment and turnover intention. The moderating effect of generation was not found for any of these work outcomes.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: psychological contract, generational differences, psychological contract breach, work outcomes
Subjects: Psychology > Psihologija rada i ergonomija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Galić, Zvonimir
Date Deposited: 13 May 2016 08:56
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 08:56

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