BREACH OF PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTRACTS AND DISCRETIONARY BEHAVIOUR IN NIGERIAN ACADEMICS

  • Akeem Ayofe ‘Akinwale Department of Employment Relations and Human Resource Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria
  • Adetunji Oluseyi Shadare Department of Employment Relations and Human Resource Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria
  • Mustapha Olanrewaju Aliyu Department of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Abstract

This study explored the breach of psychological contracts and discretionary behaviour by Nigerian academics. A survey was employed to elicit information from 378 academics that were randomly selected from 7,131 academics in federal universities in the North-Central Nigeria. The results from the hypotheses testing revealed that most of the universities in the North-Central zone did not comply with the psychological contract (as supported by the negative results  from statistical estimates and Levene’s t-values). There was a positive correlation between breach of psychological contract and organisational  citizenship behaviour (OCB) as well as positive relationship between breach of psychological contract and deviant workplace behaviour (DWB) (r=0.196; p<0.05 and r=0.126; p<0.05, respectively). The breach of psychological contract has influenced academics in different ways showing a tendency for OCB and DWB. Unfortunately, the tendency for DWB outweigh that of OCB. Therefore, academics who uphold OCB despite the perceived BPC should be encouraged to sustain their good behaviour.


 


 


 


 

Published
2021-01-31
How to Cite
‘AKINWALE, Akeem Ayofe; SHADARE, Adetunji Oluseyi; ALIYU, Mustapha Olanrewaju. BREACH OF PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTRACTS AND DISCRETIONARY BEHAVIOUR IN NIGERIAN ACADEMICS. Journal of Business Management and Accounting, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 1, p. 21-44, jan. 2021. ISSN 2636-9249. Available at: <http://e-journal.uum.edu.my/index.php/jbma/article/view/jbma2021.11.1.2>. Date accessed: 20 apr. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.32890/jbma2021.11.1.2.
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