Lack of symmetry in employees' perceptions of the psychological contract

Denise M. Jepsen, John J. Rodwell

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Despite debate on the nature of employees' perceptions of their psychological contract, little research has compared employees' and employers' sides of the psychological contract. All 80 items from both scales in the Psychological Contract Inventory were used in a survey of 436 currently working, non-student respondents. Structural equation modeling yielded nonsymmetrical perspectives on promises and obligations, highlighting the validity of approaching the issues via individual perceptions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)820-838
Number of pages19
JournalPsychological Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


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