Mediating Effect of Psychological Contract in the Relationship between Learning and Development Initiatives and Engineers’ Intention to Stay

Roya Anvari, Nurul Syafiqa binti Jisma Huzaid, Seyyed Abolfazl Miri, Siavash Hosseinpour Chermahini


The study sets out to explore the role of psychological contract in the relationship between learning and development (L&D) factors and intention to stay within engineering firms, based on the social exchange theory, a popular framework about psychological contract and maintenance of the employee-employer relationship. The exploration of current L&D (individual and organizational) initiatives will contribute theoretically as well as empirically towards an understanding of how to retain workers by examining a range of variables, from personal and organizational factors. The methodology used in this conceptual paper is a critical literature review that sparks argument on the subject discoursed. This paper addresses the gap by providing a discussion on the challenges of employee retention. The evaluation using L&D initiatives will not only create a holistic evaluation process, but it will also assist in fostering a sense of obligation to stay among employees in the organization.

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Review of European Studies   ISSN 1918-7173 (Print)   ISSN 1918-7181 (Online)

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