Vol. 7 No. 5 (2019): Business & Management Studies: An International Journal


Ümit Deniz İLHAN
Prof. Dr., İzmir Kâtip Çelebi University

Published 2019-12-25


  • Generation Y, Psychological Contract, Psychological Contract Breach, Qualitative Analysis
  • Y Kuşağı, Psikolojik Sözleşme, Psikolojik Sözleşme İhlali, Nitel Analiz

How to Cite

İLHAN, Ümit D., & KÜMBÜL GÜLER, B. (2019). OPINIONS OF GENERATION Y EMPLOYEES ABOUT THE PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTRACT BREACH OF EMPLOYERS: A QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS. Business & Management Studies: An International Journal, 7(5), 2925–2944. https://doi.org/10.15295/bmij.v7i5.1367


In this study, it is aimed to get the opinions of Generation Y employees about the psychological contract breach of employers. Qualitative research method was adopted in the study and 35 white and blue collar employees (%48,6 white-collar employees, %51,4 blue-collar employees) from two enterprises operating in the food sector in İzmir were interviewed. According to the results of the study, the opinions of Generation Y employees about  the psychological contract breach of employers were determined under 3 main themes. These are: 1) Opinions about management, 2) Opinions about relationships, 3) Opinions about working conditions. The sub themes identified under the first main theme are “fair management”, “recognition and appreciation”, “leading manager” and “mutual dedication”. The sub themes identified under the second main theme are “horizontal relationship” and “boundaryless information flow”. Finally, “work-life balance”, “personal and professional development opportunuties”, “career management”and “satisfying wages and benefits”sub themes are identified under the third main theme. In line with these findings, it can be suggested that expectations of these themes should be met by the employer as much as possible so that employees of Generation Y do not take an attitude regarding the pyschological contract breach.


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