Organization-based self-esteem: Relationships with psychological contracts and perceived employment opportunities

Donald G. Gardner, Guo Hua Huang, Jon L. Pierce, Xiongying Niu, Cynthia Lee

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Abstract

This study examines the mediating effects of organization-based self-esteem on the relationships between perceived psychological contracts and employee outcomes. We also examine the effects of perceived employment opportunities on the OBSE-employee outcome relationships. We found that OBSE mediates the effects of relational contracts on employee satisfaction and job performance. OBSE did not mediate effects of transactional contracts. We also found that perceived employment opportunities moderated effects of OBSE on job satisfaction and turnover intentions. We conclude that long-term investments in employees pay positive returns to employers, and that employers should benchmark their rewards and employment practices to ensure external equity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 2010 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Aug 6 2010Aug 10 2010

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Other70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 2010
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period8/6/108/10/10

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Keywords

  • Employment opportunities
  • Organization-based self-esteem
  • Psychological contracts

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Gardner, D. G., Huang, G. H., Pierce, J. L., Niu, X., & Lee, C. (2010). Organization-based self-esteem: Relationships with psychological contracts and perceived employment opportunities. Paper presented at 70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 2010, Montreal, QC, Canada.