Social Indicators Research

, Volume 120, Issue 2, pp 559–575 | Cite as

Testing a Negative Workplace Event and Life Satisfaction in Taiwan: Neuroticisms as Two Moderators of the Mediating Roles of Psychological Strain

  • Huai-Liang LiangEmail author


This study examines the crossover effects of a type of negative workplace event known as a psychological contract breach, on partner’s life satisfaction. This study also investigates the moderating effects of employee’s and partner’s neuroticism on the partner’s psychological strain, leading to partner’s life satisfaction. Analysis of a sample of 284 employee-partner dyads from manufacturing, electronics, banking, service, and public organizations in Taiwan shows a significant positive relationship between psychological contract breach and life satisfaction, via psychological strain. Employee and partner neuroticisms were found to strengthen the relationships between psychological contract breach, psychological strain and life satisfaction. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.


Psychological contract breach Psychological strain Life satisfaction Neuroticism Crossover model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Logistics ManagementAir Force Institute of TechnologyKao-hsiungTaiwan

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