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Contingent and non-contingent working in local government: Contrasting psychological contracts

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Given that the contingent worker is likely to be a familiar presence in the public service workplace of the future, this paper explores the consequences of contingent work arrangements on the attitudes and behaviour of employees using the psychological contract as a framework for analysis. Drawing upon survey evidence from a sample of permanent, fixed term and temporary staff employed in a British local authority, our results suggest that contract status plays an important role in how individ...

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Ian Kessler More by this author
Jackie Coyle-Shapiro More by this author
Publication date:
2002
URN:
uuid:08bee947-73ca-4014-9bac-89d84ee8e949
Local pid:
oai:eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk:1886

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