The Effect of Government’s Organizational Change on Chinese Civil Servants’ Psychological Contract Breach



In order to cope with the challenges brought about by increasing global competition and rapid technological development, organizational change has become the norm. Organizational change has a profound effect on employment relationships, which have been focused by a number of researchers in the extant literature. However, the perceived obligations that exist in the employment relationship have received less attention, particular in a Chinese government context. Thus, the current study investigates 510 civil servants respectively to examine the dimension of Chinese government’s organizational change and psychological contract breach, and examine the impact of the government’s organizational change on civil servants’ psychological contract breaches in the Chinese context of a unique social phenomena surrounding. The discussion resulted in the different impact of organizational change on the civil servants’ PCB being presented, which applies specifically to the cultural context of Chinese government.


Organizational change; Psychological Contracts Breach (PCB); Chinese civil servants

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