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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Elena Kuleva
Psychological Contract as a Base of Unpaid Overwork
Human Resource Management
(Master’s programme)
8
2016
The purpose of this research is to identify influence of psychological contract on the employees motivation to unpaid overtime work. The dissertation research is performed by theoretical and practical methods.

The literature review allowed to implement tasks on operationalization of the concept of the psychological contract and unpaid overtime work. These concepts form the basis of a theoretical model of the research. I assumed that a number of factors which influence unpaid overtime work is a part of the psychological contract.

I focused on development of qualitative methods of data capture and analysis. The interview guide compiled by the authors provides information on 15 respondents which is subjected to the contextual analysis. The members of the IT field were the main focus of the research due to their involvement to the phenomenon of unpaid overtime work.

The research model has been improved by confirming the hypothesis about the influence of the psychological contract for formation of workers' motivation for unpaid overtime work. In addition, it was concluded that the transactional psychological contract has greater impact on motivation for unpaid overtime work than relational one.

Key words: psychological contract, unpaid overtime work.

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