Original Articles

The State of the Skills Development Expectations and Obligations of Municipal Employees

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 23, issue 2, 2013 , pages: 353–357
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2013.10820636
Author(s): Bennie J. LindeWorkWell Research Unit for Economic and Management Sciences, South Africa, Carmen MaritzWorkWell Research Unit for Economic and Management Sciences, South Africa

Abstract

In this study the psychological contract effects of skills development expectations and obligations of municipal employees in the South African province of the North West were explored. The participants were 547 municipal employees (females = 46%) of all levels. Data were collected on their expectations regarding skills development and training, capacity building, education, policies and procedures and infrastructure to be provided by the employer. Data were analysed through a data reduction process (exploratory factor analysis with Varimax rotation) and descriptive statistics (means, standard. The results reflected that participants perceived their psychological contract with the employer as unfulfilled and unbalanced.

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