Psychological Contracts

Simon L.D. Restubog, Kohyar Kiazad, Christian Kiewitz

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Research in psychological contracts at work continues to expand and advance. In this article, we summarize and integrate this scholarship, addressing definitional issues, theoretical perspectives, plus antecedents and consequences of psychological contract breach (PCB). We identify future research opportunities that can enrich our understanding of PCB and its consequences for employees' work attitudes and behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Equity theory
  • Group value model
  • Psychological contract
  • Psychological contract breach
  • Psychological contract violation
  • Social exchange theory
  • Unmet expectations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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