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Comparative analysis of psychological contracts of pre- and post-industrialization information technology hires


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

This quantitative survey research study analyzed psychological contracts of information technology (IT) personnel using the Psychological Contract Inventory (PCI) survey instrument (Rousseau, 2000). The purpose of the current study was to compare psychological contracts of pre- and post-industrialization IT hires. Statistically significant differences (p < 0.05) were found in 7 out of the 18 pairs of aggregate PCI scores compared in the current study. Post-industrialization IT hires scored significantly higher than pre-industrialization IT recruits did for Career Development External Market, Loyalty, and Narrow employer obligation scores as well as Narrow employee obligation scores. Post-industrialization IT hires scored significantly lower than pre-industrialization IT recruits did for Erosion, Uncertainty, and No Trust employer obligation scores.

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Subject
Management;
Occupational psychology;
Labor relations;
Studies;
Comparative analysis
Classification
0454: Management
0624: Occupational psychology
0629: Labor relations
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Psychology; Comparative analysis; IT management; Information technology; Psychological contract; Worker; Workforce
Title
Comparative analysis of psychological contracts of pre- and post-industrialization information technology hires
Author
Zhuk, Aleksandr
Number of pages
240
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0850
Source
DAI-A 70/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109017847
Advisor
Gazzara, Kevin
University/institution
University of Phoenix
University location
United States -- Arizona
Degree
D.M.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3346635
ProQuest document ID
231575326
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/231575326
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