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Goal congruence in teams and performance: The role of (shared) psychological contract fulfilment

  • Frits Schreuder (a1), René Schalk (a2) and Sasa Batistič (a2)


This study examines the motivating effects of goal congruence on outcomes in teams. Building on psychological contract theory and theories of person–environment fit, we proposed at the team level of analysis a mediating role of psychological contract fulfilment (PCF) and moderating effects of task interdependence and team identification. The results indicate partial mediation of shared PCF in the goal congruence – team performance relationships and a significant moderation effect of team identification with team alignment in learning goal orientations.


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