By Maida Petersitzke, Prof. Dr. Michel E. Domsch

The curiosity of organisations within the idea of mental contracts is frequently restricted. this can be regularly seeing that examine in this thought has been offered as hugely complicated and has now not featured any tangible tools for its software. Maida Petersitzke offers an outline of the literature on mental contracts. She provides a four-tier framework that information how businesses can systematically deal with the mental contracts in their staff. in keeping with an empirical learn of line managers and their subordinates, she additionally identifies ways that person line managers can foster confident mental contracts which are linked to better levels of organizational citizenship behaviors and affective dedication in the direction of the association.

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Supervisor Psychological Contract Management

The curiosity of corporations within the notion of mental contracts is frequently restricted. this is often generally for the reason that examine in this thought has been offered as hugely advanced and has now not featured any tangible tools for its program. Maida Petersitzke offers an summary of the literature on mental contracts.

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Ideologyinfused exchanges involve altruistic motives by both organisation and employee. They are argued to be different to both transactional and relational exchanges because the beneficiaries of the exchange are not only the organisation and the employee but also a third party or constituency. Thompson and Bunderson (2003) provide a number of examples: “the poor”, “the environment” or “future generations”. The relevance of this third factor is argued to lie in the strong reactions that violation of an ideological exchange will provoke in employees.

However, Thompson and Bunderson (2003) do not provide empirical data to support their argument. Janssens et al. (2003) have carried out a cluster analysis based on a large sample of Belgian employees with the aim of identifying common types of contracts. Based on the pattern of features as reported by employees, Janssens et al. (2003) identified six clusters of typical psychological contracts. They also presented employee profiles for each of the six types of psychological contract. The six clusters are listed in Table 4, detailing features that present strong and weak obligations of the organisation and of employees.

5 for more detail on contract violation. However, Thompson and Bunderson (2003) do not provide empirical data to support their argument. Janssens et al. (2003) have carried out a cluster analysis based on a large sample of Belgian employees with the aim of identifying common types of contracts. Based on the pattern of features as reported by employees, Janssens et al. (2003) identified six clusters of typical psychological contracts. They also presented employee profiles for each of the six types of psychological contract.

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