Charting directions for a new research era

addressing gaps and advancing scholarship in the study of psychological contracts

Sarah Bankins*, Yannick Griep, Samantha D. Hansen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The nature of work and the contexts in which firms operate have changed significantly in the many decades since the study of psychological contracts (PCs) at work began in earnest. These changes have altered the contours of the traditional employer-employee relationship and are key motivators of this Special Issue. We seek to chart new directions for PC research over the next decade by widening the theoretical and methodological lenses used to explore PC processes. In the introductory editorial we briefly outline the PC construct, overview the collected papers, and discuss the next exciting wave of PC research (exploring PC dynamics, PC counterparties, and the PC context) inspired by this collection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-163
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020

Keywords

  • Psychological contract
  • future of work
  • psychological contract dynamics
  • psychological contract counterparties
  • psychological contract context

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