Academy of Strategic Management Journal (Print ISSN: 1544-1458; Online ISSN: 1939-6104)

Abstract

Psychological Contract and Organizational Citizenship Behavior: Exploring the Interelatedness through Cross Validation

Author(s): Bhawna Chahar

The purpose of the article is to analyze the linkage of psychological contracts and with organizational citizenship behavior. To test hypothesis, data collected from 221 employees in Uttarakhand. Confirmatory factors analysis using SPSS software was carried out to identify factors related to psychological contract and Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) of employees. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was conducted for analyzing the interrelatedness of psychological contract dimensions with Organizational citizenship behavior. Study indicates that psychological contract is related to organizational citizenship behavior of the employee. Our finding statistically confirms that different components of psychological contract are having influence on organizational citizenship behavior. The result is also uniform with the several other researches on psychological contract and its relationship with OCB. The research provides valuable insights for managers to understand the employee’s psychology towards various dimension of psychological contract and how much these factors affect in strengthening the organizational citizenship behaviour of employees.