S-Space College of Business Administration/Business School (경영대학/대학원) Dept. of Business Administration (경영학과) Journal Papers (저널논문_경영학과)
Layoff victim's employment relationship with a new employer in Korea: effects of unmet tenure expectations on trust and psychological contract
- Kim, Min Soo; Choi, Jin Nam
- Issue Date
- ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
- INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; Vol.21, No.5, pp.781-798
- attribution; unmet tenure expectations; trust; psychological contract breach; employment relationship; layoff victim
- Existing studies of psychological contract have largely focused on the effects of contract breach on employees` attitudes and the contract itself involving the same employer. Given that both workforce mobility and downsizing activities are increasing, it is important to understand how individuals` past employment experiences shape their relationships with their employers. The present study focuses on the effect of prior layoffs on relationships with new employers. We posit that furloughed workers experience layoff as a breach of the psychological contract of job security they have entered into with their employer. Longitudinal data collected from individuals who were re-employed following a layoff revealed that unmet tenure expectations in an employment relationship result in reduced trust in a new employer, which in turn negatively impacts the quality of psychological contracts with the new employer. The results also show that the relationship between unmet tenure expectations and trust was moderated by individual attributions regarding the cause of the layoff. The present findings suggest that the negative impact of contract breach experienced with one organization may carry over to subsequent organizational contexts.
- Files in This Item: There are no files associated with this item.