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ERIC Number: EJ936828
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Investigating the Role of Psychological Contract Breach on Career Success: Convergent Evidence from Two Longitudinal Studies
Restubog, Simon Lloyd D.; Bordia, Prashant; Bordia, Sarbari
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v79 n2 p428-437 Oct 2011
The current study extends past research by examining leader-member exchange as a mediator of the relationship between employee reports of psychological contract breach and career success. In addition, we tested a competing perspective in which we proposed that performance mediators (i.e., in-role performance and organizational citizenship behaviors) will mediate the breach-career success relationship. Subjective and objective indicators of career success were assessed using supervisor-rated promotability and archival data on actual promotion decisions, respectively. In Sample 1, we found that supervisor-rated leader-member exchange (T1) mediated the relationship between breach (T1) and objective career success after 2 years. In sample 2, we replicated and extended these results using a three wave measurement over three years. Specifically, we found that leader-member exchange (T2) mediated the relationship between relational breach (T1) and subjective (T2) and objective (T3) career success. Performance-based mediators at T2 were no longer significant when regressed together with leader-member exchange and relational breach, ruling out alternative mediator explanations. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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