Human Resource Management: En korrelationsstudie om upplevt organisationsstöd och psykologiska kontrakt.
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The relationship between employer and employee is, from a judicial point of view, governed primarily by economic and employment contracts. However, a significant part of the dynamic is also dictated by tacit expectations and promises (so called psychological contracts). The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between perceived organizational support (POS) and psychological contract violation. Primary hypothesis assumed that there was a correlation between higher perceived organizational support and a reduction of feelings of violation from psychological contract breach. It was also assumed that employment time, sex and past breach experiences correlated with feelings of violation. Surveys were used to gather empirical data. Respondents consisted of 62 municipal employees, mainly in the education sector. Results showed a moderate relationship between POS and feelings of violation. No other significant correlations were found. This paper therefore argues for the importance of promoting good organizational support to its employees, which ultimately also improves organizational well-being and efficiency.
Keywords: Work, organizational, psychology, human resource management, HR, psychological contract, organizational support, emotions, affects.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 28 p.
Work, organizational, psychology, human resource management, HR, psychological contract, organizational support, emotions, affects
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20377OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-20377DiVA: diva2:536555
Subject / course
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Agerström, Jens, Docent
Johansson, Caroline, Universitetsadjunkt