From Younger to Older Workers: Goals, Tenure and the Psychological Contract

Anwar, Abaidullah, Bal, Matthijs and Athar, Muhammad Razzaq (2020) From Younger to Older Workers: Goals, Tenure and the Psychological Contract. Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences, 13 (2). ISSN 1998-152X

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.34091/AJSS.13.2.08

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Abstract

The study explains the goals’ based formation of relational PC (objective-1) differently for younger
and older workers at shorter and longer tenures (objective-2). Hypotheses were developed lensing
through SPF and PC theories. Moderated moderation of tenure by age on association between
workers’ goals and relational contract were tested using multiple regression, on a sample of 538
employees from agriculture universities of Pakistan. The study found that older workers develop
relational contract in pursuance to goals of comfort, stimulation and status, while younger to
achieve comfort and stimulation only (objective-1). Further, based on goals of comfort and
stimulation, the relational contract of younger workers remains strongest at shorter tenure, while
the older workers’ remains strongest at longer tenure (objective-2). Finally, the older workers also
develop stronger relational contract at longer tenure to achieve goal of status (objective-2). Based
on findings, the study suggests some practical implications for employers that can be considered
while devising HR policies (objective-3).

Keywords:Psychological Contract, Age, Tenure
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:45052
Deposited On:08 Sep 2021 16:20

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