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dc.contributor.authorO'Donohue, Wayne
dc.contributor.authorNelson, Lindsay
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:13:53Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:13:53Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.modified2011-05-30T06:57:37Z
dc.identifier.issn09660429
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2834.2007.00715.x
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBlackwell
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom547
dc.relation.ispartofpageto555
dc.relation.ispartofissue5
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Nursing Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume15
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Resources Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150305
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.titleLet's be professional about this: ideology and the psychological contracts of registered nurses
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorO'Donohue, Wayne A.


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