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ERIC Number: EJ818522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
The Relationship between Psychological Contract Breach and Employee Deviance: The Moderating Role of Hostile Attributional Style
Chiu, Su-Fen; Peng, Jei-Chen
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v73 n3 p426-433 Dec 2008
This study investigated the main effects and the interaction effects of psychological contract breach and hostile attributional style on employee deviance (i.e., interpersonal deviance and organizational deviance). Data were collected from 233 employees and their supervisors in eight electronic companies in Taiwan. Results demonstrate that psychological contract breach related positively to both interpersonal and organizational deviance. Psychological contract breach did not have a stronger effect on organizational deviance than on interpersonal deviance. Hostile attributional style had interactive effects on the relationships between psychological contract breach and the two forms of employee deviance. Specifically, the higher the hostile attributional style, the stronger the positive relationship between psychological contract breach and employee deviance. This study contributes to the existing literature on reactions to psychological contract breach. We discuss theoretical and practical implications of the study results and future research directions. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan