What do we measure and how do we elicit it? The case for the use of repertory grid technique in multi-party psychological contract research

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dc.contributor.author Sherman, Ultan P.
dc.contributor.author Morley, Michael J.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-15T09:36:04Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-15T09:36:04Z
dc.date.issued 2019-09-27
dc.identifier.citation Sherman, U. P. and Morley, M. J. (2019) 'What do we measure and how do we elicit it? The case for the use of repertory grid technique in multi-party psychological contract research', European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. doi: 10.1080/1359432X.2019.1668844 en
dc.identifier.issn 1359-432X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/9012
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/1359432X.2019.1668844 en
dc.description.abstract The psychological contract is a multi-faceted construct and, with the rise of gig work, increasingly the contract extends beyond the conventional employer-employee relationship to encompass multi-party exchanges. Against this backdrop, the question of what should be measured when assessing the contract and how it should be elicited remains a significant issue for scholars. We argue that the potential of psychological contract theory as an explanatory lens in understanding contemporary multi-party working relationships is constrained by two key limitations inherent in conventional measurement approaches. Firstly, such approaches have favoured singular rather than multiparty perspectives, and secondly, they have broadly accorded equal weight and significance to the content dimensions unearthed, despite the fact that they may differ markedly in how they are understood by each party to the employment relationship. In order to remedy these shortcomings, we make the case for adopting repertory grid technique as a methodological framework to address measurement limitations and to more rigorously assess the content of the complex multi-party psychological contract. en
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dc.publisher Taylor & Francis Group en
dc.rights © 2019, Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology on 27 September 2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1359432X.2019.1668844 en
dc.subject Psychological contract measurement en
dc.subject Repertory grid technique en
dc.subject Methodology en
dc.subject Assessing employment relationship en
dc.subject Gig work en
dc.title What do we measure and how do we elicit it? The case for the use of repertory grid technique in multi-party psychological contract research en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Ultan Sherman, Management & Marketing, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: ultan.sherman@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2020-09-27
dc.date.updated 2019-11-15T09:28:24Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress ultan.sherman@ucc.ie en
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