Objective. To identify pharmacy faculty members’ perceptions of psychological contract breaches that can be used to guide improvements in faculty recruitment, retention, and development.
Methods. A list of psychological contract breaches was developed using a Delphi procedure involving a panel of experts assembled through purposive sampling. The Delphi consisted of 4 rounds, the first of which elicited examples of psychological contract breaches in an open-ended format. The ensuing 3 rounds consisting of a survey and anonymous feedback on aggregated group responses.
Results. Usable responses were obtained from 11 of 12 faculty members who completed the Delphi procedure. The final list of psychological contract breaches included 27 items, after modifications based on participant feedback in subsequent rounds.
Conclusion. The psychological contract breach items generated in this study provide guidance for colleges and schools of pharmacy regarding important aspects of faculty recruitment, retention, and development.
Peirce, G. L., Desselle, S. P., Draugalis, J. R., Spies, A. R., Davis, T. S., & Bolino, M. (2012). Identifying Psychological Contract Breaches to Guide Improvements in Faculty Recruitment, Retention, and Development. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 76 (6), [Article 108]. https://doi.org/10.5688/ajpe766108
Originally published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 76(6) [Article 108]. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. The original material can be found here.