Employee Deviance and Silence as Reactions to Psychological Contract Breach:
|關鍵字:||心理契約違背;工作偏差行為;放棄式沉默;道德氣候知覺;psychological contract breach;workplace deviance;acquiescent silence;ethical climate perception|
Psychological contract breach at work has gained increasing attention from organizational scholars because of its prevalence and its negative impact on employment relationship. The present study examined the effects of psychological contract breach on an employee’s workplace deviance and acquiescent silence behaviors, while also investigating the moderating effect of the employee‘s ethical climate perception on the above relationships. Survey data were collected from a sample of 273 employee-coworker pairs across nine high-tech firms in Taiwan. The results showed that psychological contract breach was positively related to both workplace deviance and acquiescent silence. In addition, the relationship between psychological contract breach and acquiescent silence was found to be moderated by ethical climate perception such that the lower the ethical climate perception, the stronger the positive relationship between psychological contract breach and acquiescent silence. Implications for managerial practice not only includes improving the ethical climate to discourage workplace deviance and acquiescent silence, but also includes striving to fix psychological contract breaches in order to prevent the manifestation of workplace deviance behavior when it aligns with employees’ ethical climate perceptions.
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