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Organizational commitment and job involvement in the conditions of changing a psychological contract

Agata Wołowska

Abstract

The main objective of this dissertation was to examine how changes in labor market and in the relations between an employee and an organization (which means increased number of private companies in Polish labor market, increased number of temporary contracts as compared to permanent ones and increased frequency of breaching the psychological contract) affect attitudes towards work and the organization. In the research a three-dimensional concept of organizational commitment suggested by Meyer and Allen (1997) and Kanungo definition of job involvement (1982) were used. The data for this study were collected from 330 Polish employees holding different forms of employment: classic employment (N=198) and temporary work (N=132). Participants were recruited from two organizations: public administration (N=205) and a private company (N=125). The research has shown that work locus of control, breach of psychological contract and psychological climate had a significant influence on attitudes towards work and organization, forms of employment (permanent/temporary), however, did not contribute to a significant increment in prediction of organizational commitment and job involvement. Finally, psychological climate mediated the relationships between a psychological contract breach and work attitudes, this influence, however, was moderated by the type of the organization: public/private.
Record ID
UAMff6f859a04d74d60a17c425aa4b15f6b
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Agata Wołowska Agata Wołowska,, Undefined Affiliation
Title in Polish
Przywiązanie do organizacji i zaangażowanie w pracę w warunkach zmiany kontraktu psychologicznego
Title in English
Organizational commitment and job involvement in the conditions of changing a psychological contract
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Social Sciences (FoSS)
Discipline
psychology / (social studies) / (social studies)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
5.11 psychology
Status
Finished
Defense Date
11-06-2010
Title date
11-06-2010
Supervisor
Augustyn Bańka Augustyn Bańka,, Wydział Psychologii i Kognitywistyki [nowa struktura organizacyjna] (SNs/WPiK)Szkoła Nauk Społecznych [nowa struktura organizacyjna] (SNs)
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/444 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
organizational commitment; job involvement; psychological contract
Abstract in English
The main objective of this dissertation was to examine how changes in labor market and in the relations between an employee and an organization (which means increased number of private companies in Polish labor market, increased number of temporary contracts as compared to permanent ones and increased frequency of breaching the psychological contract) affect attitudes towards work and the organization. In the research a three-dimensional concept of organizational commitment suggested by Meyer and Allen (1997) and Kanungo definition of job involvement (1982) were used. The data for this study were collected from 330 Polish employees holding different forms of employment: classic employment (N=198) and temporary work (N=132). Participants were recruited from two organizations: public administration (N=205) and a private company (N=125). The research has shown that work locus of control, breach of psychological contract and psychological climate had a significant influence on attitudes towards work and organization, forms of employment (permanent/temporary), however, did not contribute to a significant increment in prediction of organizational commitment and job involvement. Finally, psychological climate mediated the relationships between a psychological contract breach and work attitudes, this influence, however, was moderated by the type of the organization: public/private.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAMff6f859a04d74d60a17c425aa4b15f6b/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAMff6f859a04d74d60a17c425aa4b15f6b

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