LINKING CRONYISM, PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTRACT BREACH, AND MORAL DISENGAGEMENT: A STUDY OF PUBLIC SECTOR UNIVERSITY TEACHERS

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Volume 15 Issue 1 2019

Author(s):

Saqlain Pervez
Assistant Professor, Department of Management Sciences, University of Gujrat,
anwar. haq@uog.edu.pk

Muhammad Anwar ul Haq

Mirza Ashfaq Ahmed

Muhammad Usman

Abstract Purpose: The objective of this study was to investigate the eff ect of cronyism on moral disengagement through the mediating role of psychological contract breach in among teachers in public sector universities of Pakistan. Data was collected using a 28 items questionnaire through a cross-sectional design study. Observations collected from 229 respondents were used to test the model. Findings of current study reveal that cronyism has a positive impact on moral disengagement and psychological contract breach. Relationship between psychological contract breach and moral disengagement is also accepted. Psychological contract breach is found to be fully mediating the relationship between cronyism and moral disengagement. This study has fi lled the gap identifi ed by Shu et..al (2011) and Johnson and Buckley (2015) regarding condition under which moral disengagement occur, and gap identifi ed through literature review of psychological contract breach. This study provides guidelines for managers to take caution measures to eradicate the occurrence of cronyism in organizations.
Keywords Cronyism, Moral Disengagement (MD), Psychological Contract Breach (PCB)
Year 2019
Volume 15
Issue 1
Type Research paper, manuscript, article
Recognized by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, HEC
Category "Y"
Journal Name IBT Journal of Business Studies
Publisher Name ILMA University
Jel Classification -
DOI https://doi.org/10.46745/ilma.ibtjbs.2019.151.14
ISSN no (E, Electronic) 2409-6520
ISSN no (P, Print) 2415-8393
Country Pakistan
City Karachi
Institution Type University
Journal Type Open Access
Manuscript Processing Blind Peer Reviewed
Format PDF
Paper Link http://ibtjbs.ilmauniversity.edu.pk/journal/jbs/15.1/14.pdf