Applying Research on Attitudes

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Table 10-3 (on page 332) of your textbook describes various types of violations to one’s psychological contract. Read these over and think about a time when you witnessed one of these in either your work setting, social groups, or coursework. Briefly describe this incident and label the type.
(a) How was employee (or student or group member) satisfaction and commitment impacted by the event above? Explain using these terms and related concepts from your lesson and text.

(b) Using the types of responses to violations of psychological contracts described on pages 331 to 333 in your text, describe in more detail the consequences of the event above.
Using what you have learned about the antecedents to satisfaction and commitment discussed in the lesson, suggest what an organizational (or group or course) leader could do to improve attitudes following this event. Note: “antecedents” are clearly labeled in the lesson commentary – look at your page headings to find the sort of material you should be referring to and citing here.

Work cited
Muchinsky, P.M. & Culbertson, S.S. (2016). Psychology applied to work: An introduction to industrial and organizational psychology. Eleventh Edition. Summerfield, NC: Hypergraphic Press

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