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IJSSH 2021 Vol.11(2): 31-34 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2021.V11.1034

A Study of Effect of Organizational Socialization on Psychological Contract—Verification of Mediating Effects of Job Stress

Hung-Wen Lee and Yu-Cheng Wei
Abstract—The purpose of this research article is to investigate the correlation among organizational socialization, job stress, and psychological contract based on employees’ viewpoint. Convenience sampling is used in this study. The questionnaires were distributed to employees in different organizations. Total number of questionnaires distributed was 380; 285 returned and 25 invalid. Total number of valid questionnaires is 260, total 68% valid returned rate. Questionnaire survey and multi regression were used for analysis. The findings include: Job stress is negatively influenced by organizational socialization. Psychological contract is negatively influenced by job stress; psychological contract is positively influenced by organization socialization; job stress plays a role of mediating effects between organizational socialization and psychological contract. In sum, employees’ psychological contract is indeed influenced by organizational socialization and job stress. Based on the result, employees’ future expectation has significant influence on job stress and psychological contract, indicating if a company can provide a clear view of their future, reasonable promotion and reward mechanism, complete and clear rules or norms, employees’ insecurity and uncertainty about their future will be lowered, their negative feelings caused by job stress will be reduced, and they will have higher organizational commitment. In the long term, the interaction between employees and the organization will be more positive, consistent, and harmonic.

Index Terms—Organizational socialization, job stress, psychological contract.

Hung-Wen Lee and Yu-Cheng Wei are with the Department of Business Administration at the National Chia-Yi University, Taiwan (e-mail: wayne@mail.ncyu.edu.tw).

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Cite: Hung-Wen Lee and Yu-Cheng Wei, "A Study of Effect of Organizational Socialization on Psychological Contract—Verification of Mediating Effects of Job Stress," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 31-34, 2021.

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