Psychological contract breach and counterproductive workplace behaviors : testing moderating effect of attribution style and power distance

M. C., Joe CHAO, Yue Lok, Francis CHEUNG, Man Sze, Anise WU

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Abstract

In this study, we examined the relationship between psychological contract breach (PCB) and counterproductive workplace behaviors (CWBs). We also explored two personal factors, namely casual attribution styles and power distance, in moderating the PCB-CWB linkage. One hundred and thirty-one full-time Chinese employees in Macao were recruited. Results showed that PCB was positively correlated with CWB. Furthermore, this relationship was moderated by external attribution style and power distance. In particular, employees who attributed the contract breach more to disruption and endorsed higher on power distance tended to report lower CWB. Limitation and implication are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)763-777
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2011

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Testing
Personnel
Psychological contract breach
Power distance
Attribution
Moderating effect
Work place
Employees
Factors
Macao
Disruption
Linkage
Breach

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Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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