Perceived Psychological Contract Breach on Organizational Continuance Commitment in the Tanzanian Public Universities: The Case of Selected Universities


  • Chacha Matoka
  • Hosea Rwegoshora
  • William Pallangyo


Psychological contract breach, organizational continuance commitment and Public Universities


This paper explores the effects of Perceived Psychological Contract Breach (PPCB) on Organizational Continuance Commitment (OCC) of the public universities’ academic staff in Tanzania.   A cross-sectional survey was carried out on a sample of 187 academic staff from five public universities. A 24 commitment scale of Allen and Meyer was used. The descriptive statistics, correlation, linear and multiple linear regression analysis techniques were applied.  The study found that PPCB significantly negatively affected organizational continuance commitment. Old academic staff above 51years of age showed more organizational commitment than the rest of the groups, married couples showed more organizational continuance commitment than the other demographic groups. The paper recommends young academic staff can be motivated to stay through university HR retentions schemes like providing training for masters and PhD Studies, proving research small grants and fully engaging them in academic and consultancy works. Academic staff regardless of their marital status could be provided with incentives like childcare services, house allowances and family support programmes

Author Biographies

Chacha Matoka

The Open University of Tanzania

Hosea Rwegoshora

Open University of Tanzania

William Pallangyo

The Law School of Tanzania