Supervisor Psychological Contract Management

Developing an Integrated Perspective on Managing Employee Perceptions of Obligations

  • Authors
  • Maida Petersitzke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXX
  2. Part A

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Maida Petersitzke
      Pages 15-27
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      Pages 29-59
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      Pages 61-90
  3. Part B

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Maida Petersitzke
      Pages 131-142
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      Pages 143-148
  4. Part C

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Maida Petersitzke
      Pages 151-175
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      Pages 177-197
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      Pages 199-243
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      Pages 245-262
  5. Part D

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Maida Petersitzke
      Pages 265-288
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 289-337

About this book


The interest of organisations in the concept of psychological contracts is often limited. This is mainly due to the fact that research on this concept has been presented as highly complex and has not featured any tangible instruments for its application.

Maida Petersitzke provides an overview of the literature on psychological contracts. She presents a four-tier framework that details how organisations can systematically manage the psychological contracts of their employees. Based on an empirical study of line managers and their subordinates, she also identifies ways in which individual line managers can foster positive psychological contracts that are associated with higher degrees of organisational citizenship behaviours and affective commitment towards the organisation.


Maida Uhlmann Management Mitarbeiterbindung Mitarbeiterführung Personalstrategie behaviour four-tier framework

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2009
  • Publisher Name Gabler
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8349-1382-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8349-8194-3
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