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The Role of Follower Personality on Psychological Contract: Evidence from Ethiopia

Journal of Organisation and Human Behaviour

Volume 10 Issue 1 & 2

Published: 2021
Author(s) Name: Mengistu Bogale Ayele, Ephrata Dereje | Author(s) Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Researcher and Community Service Provider, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
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These days, decision making power has shifted from the concentrated power of leaders to the personalities of their followers. The study set out to understand the role of followers’ personality on psychological contract, by taking respondents from 60 organisations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. To this end, a multiple-question Likert scale questionnaire was prepared and shared with the employees via a Google Docs link. The research showed that most of the employees have an open personality, are conscientious, agreeable, extroverted, and neurotic. The study found that conscientiousness and agreeableness have a positive relationship to psychological contract, while extroversion is negatively related. Through multiple regression analysis, it was found that openness and neuroticism have an insignificant role on psychological contract, while the remaining personalities (conscientious, agreeableness, and extroversion) have a significant role on psychological contract with employer organisations. Future research may assess this agenda in specific industries and geographic boundaries.

Keywords: Openness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism, Psychological Contract

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