Kyllä kruunu pojastaan huolen pitää : Helsingin Ilmatorjuntarykmentin lakkauttaminen 1.1.2007: tarkastelussa palkatun henkilöstön oikeudenmukaisuuskokemukset ja psykologiset sopimukset

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Title: Kyllä kruunu pojastaan huolen pitää : Helsingin Ilmatorjuntarykmentin lakkauttaminen 1.1.2007: tarkastelussa palkatun henkilöstön oikeudenmukaisuuskokemukset ja psykologiset sopimukset
Author: Nurmi, Soini
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Psychology
Helsingin yliopisto, Valtiotieteellinen tiedekunta, Sosiaalipsykologian laitos
Helsingfors universitet, Statsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialpsykologiska institutionen
Date: 2009-10-08
Language: en
Thesis level: Licentiate thesis
Abstract: This research examines perceived organizational justice and the main features of the psychological contracts of the professional personnel of Helsinki Anti-Aircraft Regiment. The Regiment used to be an independent unit of the Finnish Army located in Tuusula municipality, some 30 km from Helsinki. It was closed as a part of a major structural change of the Finnish Defence Forces (FDF) on Jan 1, 2007. The operations of the Regiment moved to Armoured Brigade in Parola. At the moment of the close down, there were 310 paid officers working for the Regiment. Altogether 181 of them were military personnel and 129 civilian workers. The main task of the Regiment was to take care of the air defence of the capital and its surroundings. The researcher himself worked as an outplacement coordinator to the Regiment. The purpose of this study was twofold. Its main empirical task was to describe the perceived organizational justice of the personnel of The Helsinki Anti-Aircraft Regiment related to the downsizing procedure. Greenberg s 4-dimensional model of organizational fairness was used: distributive, procedural, interpersonal and informational justice. Furthermore the consequences of perceived organizational justice were explored. Second object of the research was to examine some key features of the psychological contract of the personnel. The psychological contract was viewed by focusing on its relative and transactional features. In addition, an ideological component of the psychological contract was examined. The main purpose of this study was a licentiate dissertation. The second goal of the study was to provide some practical applications in organization development. The study was carried out as a qualitative case-study. The research covered the period from March 2005 to end of the year 2007. The empirical data was collected by using two open questionnaires. The first one was delivered right after the closedown date and the second questionnaire some six months later. The first questionnaire covered all positions and organizational levels of the Regiment. The second questionnaire was a smaller control and follow up study. It was conducted in Parola. The analysis was conducted by using the content analysis method. It was discovered that about 90% of the staff had at least some experiences of injustice. Distributive justice was perceived unfair mainly because of lower salaries and increased way to work after the downsizing. According to procedural justice, the biggest source of perceived injustice was the justification for decision making. Interactive justice was perceived rather fair. Informational justice was perceived as twofold: the information given by the headquarters of the FDF was perceived as unfair but informative justice of the Regiment was perceived as fair. The senior staff had more relational psychological contracts than the younger personal did and only one transactional contract was found. Academic officers had more ideological components of the psychological contract than other personnel.
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