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Psychological contract factors affecting organizational citizenship behavior in blended workforce: a multi-industry study

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Abstract

Today's organizations give rise to a blended workforce, which consists of a healthy mixture of permanent and gig employees. The contractual employees are engaged with the organization until the project's lifecycle they are working in lasts, post, which they scavenge for a new gig. Despite staying with the company for a defined period, they, like their permanent counterparts, enter into informal and implicit contracts with their employers, known as psychological contracts, involving a voluntary behavior by the employee, known as Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB). This paper seeks to identify the psychological contract factors that differentiate the OCB of the gig and permanent employees. A representation of permanent and gig workers was taken from three different industries, namely IT, Manufacturing, and Educational Institutes, and a questionnaire was administered to employees belonging to these sectors. The results were generated utilizing qualitative analysis in Excel. The study results indicate different psychological factors playing a role in determining the various OCBs of gigs and full-time employees in all the three selected industries in the study

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Sayantan Das, Sanjay Bhattacharya. Psychological contract factors affecting organizational citizenship behavior in blended workforce: a multi-industry study. Cardiometry; Issue 25; December 2022; p.451-463; DOI: 10.18137/cardiometry.2022.25.451463; Available from: https://www.cardiometry.net/issues/no25-december-2022/psychological-contract-factors

Keywords

Organizational Citizenship Behavior,  Psychological Contract,  Gig employment,  Blended Workforce,  Multi-Industry
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