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Employment Contracts, Psychological Contracts, and Employee Well-BeingAn International Study$
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David E. Guest, Kerstin Isaksson, and Hans De Witte

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199542697

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542697.001.0001

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Investigating the Experience of Temporary Workers

Investigating the Experience of Temporary Workers

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(p.25) 2 Investigating the Experience of Temporary Workers
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Employment Contracts, Psychological Contracts, and Employee Well-Being
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Thomas Rigotti

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Michael Clinton

Gisela Mohr

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542697.003.0002

This chapter outlines the key features of the research on which the book is based. The research was conducted in six European countries and Israel as a comparator. It involved over 200 organizations and over 5000 workers, about a third of whom were on various kinds of temporary contract. All kinds of temporary worker are included with a majority employed on fixed‐term contracts which is representative of typical national practice. Data were collected from employer representatives and from workers in each organization using extensively‐piloted questionnaires. The process of data collection and the broad content of the questionnaires are described. The statistical properties of the various scales used in the study are presented in a Technical Appendix.

Keywords:   international study, sample, employers and employees, data collection process, questionnaire content

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