3. Fifty Years of Psychological Contract Research: What Do We Know and What are the Main Challenges?

  1. Gerard P. Hodgkinson2 and
  2. J. Kevin Ford3
  1. Neil Conway and
  2. Rob B. Briner

Published Online: 14 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470745267.ch3

International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

How to Cite

Conway, N. and Briner, R. B. (2009) Fifty Years of Psychological Contract Research: What Do We Know and What are the Main Challenges?, in International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (eds G. P. Hodgkinson and J. K. Ford), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470745267.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The University of Leeds, UK

  2. 3

    Michigan State University, USA

Author Information

  1. School of Management and Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470680001

Online ISBN: 9780470745267

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Keywords:

  • psychological contract;
  • extra-organizational change;
  • temporary contracts;
  • cause-effect relationships;
  • meta-analysis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • History of the Psychological Contract Concept

  • Contemporary Approaches to Defining the Psychological Contract

  • Reviewing the Main Research Streams: What Do We Know?

  • Methodological Challenges

  • Five Challenges to the Psychological Contract Notion

  • Responses to the Five Challenges

  • Conclusion