Journal of
Public Administration and Policy Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Adm. Policy Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2480
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 134

Full Length Research Paper

Psychological contract fulfillment and its implication on performance of employees: The case of Asanko Gold Mine, Ghana

Jones Lewis Arthur
  • Jones Lewis Arthur
  • Department of Secretaryship and Management Studies, Sunyani Technical University, P. O. Box 206, Sunyani Ghana.
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Mildred Fogenpane Kolson
  • Mildred Fogenpane Kolson
  • Department of Secretaryship and Management Studies, Sunyani Technical University, P. O. Box 206, Sunyani Ghana.
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  •  Received: 10 April 2017
  •  Accepted: 18 May 2017
  •  Published: 31 May 2017

Abstract

This study attempts at providing knowledge and further understanding into issues of Psychological Contract Fulfilment (PCF) and its implication (s) on performance of employees at Asanko Gold Mine. The research applied a case study in design, and quantitative methodologies. The research applied the mixed method to review data, and apply a household survey. The research focused on a population of 500 employees from Asanko Gold Mines and a sample of 188 respondents. Probability sampling used for the study involved a cluster that categorized staff of Asanko Gold Mine into the Departments of Mining, Finance, Processing, Environmental, Community Affairs, Exploration, and Organizational Capability. A moderate simple random sampling was applied to select respondents from each department. A purposive sampling approach was also used to intentionally select the heads of each department. The study identified PCF as a core value supporting organizational objectives at Asanko Gold Mine, Also, it was identified that an effective measure to improve productivity of employees will require a strong PCF policy since such measures could motivate employees to arrive at work early, produce to meet expected production levels, use time effectively, encourage voluntary contributions at work, as well as work to meet deadlines.

 

Key words: Psychological contract fulfillment, skills, productivity, gold mine, employer, employees.