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Incongruent influences: joint effects on the job attitudes of employees with psychological contract breach in the MENA region

Naveen Jain (Department of Business Studies, Stockton University, Galloway, New Jersey, USA)
Danilo Le Sante (Department of Psychology, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA)
Chockalingam Viswesvaran (Department of Psychology, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA)
Rakesh Belwal (Faculty of Business, Sohar University, Sohar, Oman and UQ Business School, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)

Review of International Business and Strategy

ISSN: 2059-6014

Article publication date: 13 August 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The psychological contract breach (PCB) literature has documented the negative effects of PCB on employee job attitudes and the variables that moderate (accentuate or mitigate) this relationship. Given that multiple variables together influence a subordinate’s PCB – job attitudes relationship, this paper aims to investigate a three-way interaction between corporate reputation, supervisor’s and subordinate’s PCBs on the job attitudes of the latter.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors collected a dyadic sample of 227 employees and their 79 supervisors from some of the well-known companies in Oman. The authors used SPSS (version 25) to examine the three-way interaction of focal employee PCB, supervisor PCB and corporate reputation on employee job attitudes.

Findings

The results indicated that depending on the perception of corporate reputation, the extent of the supervisor’s PCB perception has a differential influence on the employee PCB – job attitudes relationship.

Originality/value

By investigating the joint (sometimes conflicting) influences of multiple moderators which enhances the ecological validity, this paper makes an original and important contribution to the PCB literature.

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Citation

Jain, N., Le Sante, D., Viswesvaran, C. and Belwal, R. (2021), "Incongruent influences: joint effects on the job attitudes of employees with psychological contract breach in the MENA region", Review of International Business and Strategy, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/RIBS-01-2021-0021

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