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Nathan Bowling (Committee Member), Debra Steele-Johnson (Advisor), Mark Suazo (Committee Member)

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Master of Science (MS)


My study examined the effect of psychological contract breach by a supervisor on employee job outcomes (OCBs, CWBs, and job satisfaction). Also, I tested the moderating effects of the quality of a relationship between an employee and his or her supervisor, and an employee and his or her organization, on the psychological contract breach - job outcomes relationship. I found minimal support that employees distinguish between their supervisors and their organizations when assessing psychological contract breach. Also, I found no support that relationship quality had any moderating effects. However, I did find that LMX-I and LMX-O might measure the same constructs as PSS and POS; that OCBs are more highly correlated to job satisfaction than to CWBs, and that organizational embodiment has a positive effect on job outcomes.

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Department or Program

Department of Psychology

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