Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Management

Title

Organization-based self-esteem, psychological contract fulfillment, and perceived employment opportunities: A test of self-regulatory theory

Language

English

Abstract

© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.This study addresses organization-based self-esteem (OBSE) development by examining the role of perceptions of employer psychological contract fulfillment, and the self-regulatory processes by which OBSE evolves and produces its effects. Self-regulatory theory helps reveal why psychological contract fulfillment relates to OBSE, how OBSE mediates its effects, and the ways in which OBSE might interact with perceived employment opportunities to affect job satisfaction, performance, and turnover intentions. The results show that OBSE is related to and mediates the relationships between relational contract fulfillment and employee job satisfaction and performance, but OBSE is not related to transactional contract fulfillment. Nor does OBSE mediate the relationships between transactional contract fulfillment and the dependent variables. Perceived employment opportunities moderate the relationships of OBSE with job satisfaction and turnover intentions. This study concludes with recommendations of ways managers can increase their sensitivity to the types of messages they communicate to employees.

Keywords

Organization-based self-esteem, Psychological contract fulfillment, Self-enhancement, Self-verification

Publication Date

2015

Source Publication Title

Human Resource Management

Volume

54

Issue

6

Start Page

933

End Page

953

Publisher

Wiley

DOI

10.1002/hrm.21648

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hrm.21648

ISSN (print)

00904848

ISSN (electronic)

1099050X

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