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Employment Contracts, Psychological Contracts, and Employee Well-Being: An International Study

David E. Guest, Kerstin Isaksson, and Hans De Witte


Temporary employment has become a focus of policy debate, theory, and research. This book addresses the relationship between temporary employment contracts and employee well-being. It does so within the analytic framework of the psychological contract, and advances theory and knowledge about the psychological contract by exploring it from a variety of perspectives. It also sets the psychological contract within the context of a range of other potential influences on work-related well-being including workload, job insecurity, employability, and organizational support. The book identifies the re ... More

Keywords: temporary emplyment, employee well-being, workload, job security, employability, organizational support, psychological contract

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199542697
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542697.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David E. Guest, editor
Professor of Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management, King's College, London
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Kerstin Isaksson, editor
Professor of Psychology, Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden
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Hans De Witte, editor
Professor, Department of Psychology of the K.U.Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
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1 Introduction

David E Guest, Kerstin Isaksson, and Hans De Witte

2 Investigating the Experience of Temporary Workers

Thomas Rigotti, David E Guest, Michael Clinton, and Gisela Mohr

3 Flexible Employment and Temporary Contracts: The Employer's Perspective

Kerstin Isaksson, José Maria Peiró, Claudia Bernhard‐Oettel, Amparo Caballer, Francisco J. Gracia, and José Ramos

4 Individual and Organizational Outcomes of Employment Contracts

Nele De Cuyper, Hans De Witte, Moshe Krausz, Gisela Mohr, and Thomas Rigotti

5 The Psychological Contracts of Temporary and Permanent Workers

René Schalk, Jeroen de Jong, Thomas Rigotti, Gisela Mohr, José Maria Peiró, and Amparo Caballer

7 Mutuality and Reciprocity in the Psychological Contracts of Temporary and Permanent Workers

Kerstin Isaksson, Francisco J. Gracia, Amparo Caballer, and José María Peiró

10 Conclusions

Kerstin Isaksson, David Guest, and Hans De Witte