Handbook of Research on the Psychological Contract at Work
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Handbook of Research on the Psychological Contract at Work

Edited by Yannick Griep and Cary Cooper

The psychological contract is considered a critical construct in organizational behavior literature because it informs employee emotions, attitudes, and behaviors in the workplace. Although the psychological contract has been explored extensively over the last 50 years, numerous theoretical, conceptual, empirical, methodological, and analytical changes have pushed the field forward. As such, it is time to take stock and move forward. The contributors to this Handbook explore in detail this important component of modern management thinking.
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Chapter 6: Ideological components of psychological contracts: future directions for volunteer and employment research

Pam Kappelides and Samantha K. Jones


In this chapter the authors explore the ideological components of psychological contracts for volunteer and employment research. In particular, they highlight the role ideology and the psychological contract has played in progressing our understanding of social exchange relationships in the workplace and propose critical questions to aid in furthering the integration of the ideological components of psychological contracts into the broader psychological contract framework. They also explore the understanding of how values and ideology may serve as a basis for these social exchange relationships, which are essential for building on management and organizational behaviour research and understanding the impact the changing nature of employment (in both the voluntary and the paid sector) has for employee and organizational outcomes.

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