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dc.contributor.authorO'Donohue, Wayneen_US
dc.contributor.authorNelson, Lindsayen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:13:53Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:13:53Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2011-05-30T06:57:37Z
dc.identifier.issn09660429en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2834.2007.00715.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/38887
dc.description.abstractAims This study explores whether there is evidence of an ideological component in the psychological contracts of professional employees, as well as evidence of credible supporting commitments by their employer. Background Fundamental changes in the employment context have prompted many individuals to seek a closer alignment between themselves and their work, as well as with the organizational and broader societal contexts. For many professional employees identification with their professional ideology is a significant factor in producing such an alignment. Method The study uses an exploratory qualitative approach to analyse interview data collected from a sample of registered nurses employed in an Australian public hospital. Results The analysis identifies psychological contract terms best understood by reference to an ideological currency. It also suggests that the organization is perceived as obligated to provide credible support for that professional contribution, and the perceived lack of such support has significant impacts. Conclusions The findings raise doubts about the utility of the concept of a psychological contract that recognizes only economic and socio-emotional exchanges for understanding the psychological contracts of professional employees.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwellen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom547en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto555en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue5en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Nursing Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume15en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Resources Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150305en_US
dc.titleLet's be professional about this: ideology and the psychological contracts of registered nursesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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