Investigation of Psychological Contracts (PCI) among Male and Female Nurses

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Sheibani Hossein, Aerab Sheibani Khadijeh, Javedani Masroor Mojgan


Strong psychological contract of employees and employers within organizations can be considered as a key factor to their success. This research aims mainly at the investigation of different psychological contracts among male and female nurses in Iran. Data were gathered using questionnaires among 400 nurses who had been chosen through simple random sampling. Data were analyzed with the use of SPSS and variance analysis test. The results indicated that balanced, relational, and transactional contracts were different among male and female nurses. According to the results, male nurses were particularly stronger in relational psychological contracts while female nurses showed stronger transactional and balanced psychological contracts. Other results indicated the effects of work experience and type of employment on other types of psychological contract.

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