Authors' notes: The first and second authors contributed equally in writing the manuscript. We thank Patrick Garcia and Nanfeng Luo for assistance in manuscript preparation.
When employees behave badly: the roles of contract importance and workplace familism in predicting negative reactions to psychological contract breach
Version of Record online: 4 MAR 2013
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Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 43, Issue 3, pages 673–686, March 2013
How to Cite
Restubog, S. L. D., Zagenczyk, T. J., Bordia, P. and Tang, R. L. (2013), When employees behave badly: the roles of contract importance and workplace familism in predicting negative reactions to psychological contract breach. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43: 673–686. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2013.01046.x
- Issue online: 19 MAR 2013
- Version of Record online: 4 MAR 2013
In this paper, we examine the influence of contract importance, feelings of violation, and workplace familism on the relationship between psychological contract breach and organizational deviance. Results from a study of 168 supervisor–employee dyads in a pharmaceutical organization suggest that (a) feelings of violation mediated the relationship between perceived breach and supervisor-rated organizational deviance; (b) relational and transactional contract importance influenced the relationship between breach and feelings of violation such that the relationship was stronger under conditions of high relational and transactional importance; and (c) high levels of workplace familism mitigated the effects of feelings of violation on supervisor-rated organizational deviance.