Leadership style and psychological contract

Oorschot, Jane, Moscardo, Gianna, and Blackman, Anna (2021) Leadership style and psychological contract. Australian Journal of Career Development, 30 (1). pp. 43-54.

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Abstract

This study explores the relationship between leadership style and psychological contract dimensions. The literature suggests that leaders in general and leadership style in particular can influence the psychological contracts of employees. Currently, there is no research as to how leaders perceive such contracts. This qualitative study presents the interview indings of twenty-three leaders working in public and private sector organisations. Differences were found between neutral and transformational leaders. Neutral leaders had a more transactional psychological contract, whereas the transformational leaders had a more relational psychological contract. This study adds to the literature as there is no current framework that considers the relationship between leadership styles with the psychological contract. Overall, the results indicate differences in psychological contract perceptions for different leadership styles.

Item ID: 67781
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2200-6974
Keywords: Leadership, psychological contract, transformational, leadership styles, management
Copyright Information: (C) Australian Council for Educational Research 2021.
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2021 23:32
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350707 Leadership @ 50%
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350710 Organisational behaviour @ 50%
SEO Codes: 15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1503 Management and productivity > 150302 Management @ 100%
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