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Comparing Private and Public Sector Employees' Psychological Contracts

Annick Willem UGent, De Vos Ans and Marc Buelens UGent (2009) PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW. 12(2). p.275-302
abstract
To study whether public sector employees are a different type of employee with different expectations than the private sector employees, we look at differences in the generic dimensions of their psychological contract. Data from a survey of 4956 Belgian employees show that, compared to private sector employees, public sector employees attach less importance to career development opportunities and financial rewards promises, and perceive these promises as less fulfilled. They also perceive social atmosphere and work-life balance as less fulfilled. Furthermore, we observed significant gender differences in the importance and fulfilment of the psychological contract.
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alternative title
Comparing private and public sector employees' psychological contracts : do they attach equal importance to generic work aspects?
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type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Private versus public, psychological contract, questionnaire, SERVICE MOTIVATION, ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT, JOB-SATISFACTION, EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP, SOCIAL-EXCHANGE, WORK MOTIVATION, FOR-PROFIT, MODEL, GOVERNMENT, BEHAVIOR
journal title
PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW
Publ. Manag. Rev.
volume
12
issue
2
pages
275 - 302
publisher
Routledge Journals
place of publication
Abingdon, England
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000277675000007
JCR category
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
JCR impact factor
0.848 (2009)
JCR rank
14/31 (2009)
JCR quartile
2 (2009)
ISSN
1471-9037
DOI
10.1080/14719031003620323
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
id
632240
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-632240
date created
2009-05-19 10:18:46
date last changed
2015-06-17 11:12:19
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  abstract     = {To study whether public sector employees are a different type of employee with different expectations than the private sector employees, we look at differences in the generic dimensions of their psychological contract. Data from a survey of 4956 Belgian employees show that, compared to private sector employees, public sector employees attach less importance to career development opportunities and financial rewards promises, and perceive these promises as less fulfilled. They also perceive social atmosphere and work-life balance as less fulfilled. Furthermore, we observed significant gender differences in the importance and fulfilment of the psychological contract.},
  author       = {Willem, Annick and Ans, De Vos and Buelens, Marc},
  issn         = {1471-9037},
  journal      = {PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW},
  keyword      = {Private versus public,psychological contract,questionnaire,SERVICE MOTIVATION,ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT,JOB-SATISFACTION,EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP,SOCIAL-EXCHANGE,WORK MOTIVATION,FOR-PROFIT,MODEL,GOVERNMENT,BEHAVIOR},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {275--302},
  publisher    = {Routledge Journals},
  title        = {Comparing Private and Public Sector Employees' Psychological Contracts},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719031003620323},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Willem, Annick, De Vos Ans, and Marc Buelens. 2009. “Comparing Private and Public Sector Employees’ Psychological Contracts.” Public Management Review 12 (2): 275–302.
APA
Willem, Annick, Ans, D. V., & Buelens, M. (2009). Comparing Private and Public Sector Employees’ Psychological Contracts. PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW, 12(2), 275–302.
Vancouver
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Willem A, Ans DV, Buelens M. Comparing Private and Public Sector Employees’ Psychological Contracts. PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW. Abingdon, England: Routledge Journals; 2009;12(2):275–302.
MLA
Willem, Annick, De Vos Ans, and Marc Buelens. “Comparing Private and Public Sector Employees’ Psychological Contracts.” PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REVIEW 12.2 (2009): 275–302. Print.