Effects of Organizational Climate, Psychological Contract Breach and Communication

  • Peter Khaola National University of Lesotho


The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of organisational climate, psychological contract breach, and effective communication on individual research productivity at the National University of Lesotho. The study also examined the relative importance of personal factors and perception of contextual factors on research productivity. Data were collected through self-administered questionnaires distributed to 160 faculty members. Hierarchical regression analysis, partial least squares structural equation modelling, usefulness analysis and relative weight analysis were used to analyse data. The results suggest that organisational climate was positively related to effective communication and negatively related to psychological contract breach. Effective communication mediated the relationship between organisational climate and research productivity.  Contrary to seminal predictions, organisation climate was negatively, and psychological contract breach was positively related to research productivity. Personal factors explained incrementally higher variance than contextual factors in the explanation of research productivity. We discuss these results, and provide managerial and practical implications.

How to Cite
Khaola, P. (2020). Effects of Organizational Climate, Psychological Contract Breach and Communication. International Journal of African Higher Education, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.6017/ijahe.v7i1.11555