Psychological contract in non-governmental organizations

by Alina Starchenko

Institution: Universidade Nova
Year: 2014
Keywords: Non-governmental organizations; Non-profit sector; Psychological contracts
Record ID: 1318336
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A Work Project, presented as part of the requirements for the Award of a Masters Degree in Management from the NOVA – School of Business and Economics The present research investigates the influence of type of organization on type of Psychological Contract. Additionally, this study seeks to examine if the relational type of Psychological Contract is prevalent in Non-governmental organizations. In the research were involved 63 employees from Private, 64 from Public and 44 from Non-Governmental Organizations. Participants were asked to evaluate what they believe were their own, employer´s and organization´s obligations. As a result, it was found a positive relationship between types of organization and types of Psychological Contract. Additionally, it was found that in Non-governmental organizations predominant types of contract are balanced and relational.