With the increasing use of temporary work as an alternative form of employment, it is necessary understand the extension of how much this kind of work may differ from permanent work in relation to other variables that have been identified as important to organizations. In this correlational study design, we studied the relationship between the human resource (HR) practices, the perception of psychological contract (PC) fulfillment and affective commitment with a sample of temporary employees (N = 78) and permanent employees (N = 196) that work in the same Portuguese company of the electronic industry. The results showed that, as expected, regardless of what type of work (temporary or permanent), the relationship between the human resource practices and perceived of psychological contract fulfillment and affective commitment is positively and significant. Contrary to expectations, the results did not support the mediation hypothesis of psychological contract fulfillment of the relationship between the human resource practices and affective commitment for both temporary workers as for permanent employees. The results of this study showed, that although the temporary employment can be associated with a less positive employment, the relationship between variables studied were similar from temporary and permanent workers.
|Qualification||Master of Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
- Human resource practices
- Perception of psychological contract fulfillment
- Affective commitment
- Temporary work
- Permanent work