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Year 2019 
Volume 27 
Issue 3

The Relationships Between Psychological Contract Expectations and Counterproductive Work Behaviors: Employer Perception

2019 27 (3) Central European Management Journal

DOI 10.7206/cemj.2658-0845.4

Abstract

Purpose: The article attempts to identify the relationship between employers’ psychological contract
perception (relational and transactional expectations) and the occurrence of counterproductive
work behavior among their employees. The study seeks to extend the understanding of the
psychological contract concept and its correlation with counterproductive work behaviors. There
are numerous studies analyzing the perceptions of obligations and promises of a psychological contract
from the employee’s viewpoint. However, the question of employer expectations and the
perception of the fulfillment of these expectations is not less important, albeit much less
elaborated.

Methodology: Participants were 101 managers and owners of small and medium companies who
represent different businesses in construction industry in the Ukrainian market. Data were collected
through a questionnaire.

Key findings: The results of the study show that employers have a high level of expectations toward
their employees, and the relational character of the expectations is dominant. However, the perceptions
of the fulfillment of these expectations were at a moderate level. The results also show
that employers reveal a moderate level of counterproductive work behavior (CWB) and a significant
relationship between psychological contract (PC), relational expectations, an

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Protsiuk, O. . (2019). The Relationships Between Psychological Contract Expectations and Counterproductive Work Behaviors: Employer Perception. Central European Management Journal, 27(3), 85-106. https://doi.org/10.7206/cemj.2658-0845.4 (Original work published 2019)

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Protsiuk, Olga . “The Relationships Between Psychological Contract Expectations And Counterproductive Work Behaviors: Employer Perception”. Central European Management Journal, Central European Management Journal, 27, no. 3 (2019): 85-106. doi:10.7206/cemj.2658-0845.4.