Mediating Role of Psychological Contract Breach towards the impact of High-Performance Work System on Employees’ Performance

  • Akbar Zaman Department of Public Administration, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, KPK, Pakistan.
  • irfan khan Department of Public Administration, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, KPK, Pakistan.
Keywords: High-Performance Work System, Employees’ Performance & Psychological Contract Breach


The High-Performance Work System (HPWS) is leading phenomenon that offers compact package of different human resource practices. The HPWS is important and effective for all organizations in modern competitive situations. This system allows organizations including the higher education institutions to get the desired performance over a compact system to attain the desired short-term tasks and long-term objectives. The HPWS helps in defining the parameters that are dynamic in attaining the desired performance in the institutions. The employees’ performance is the most effective phenomenon leading to the employees’ actual potential and efforts towards task achievement. The existing literature offered different factors that may interrupt the linkages between HPWS and employees’ performance. In this connection, psychological contract breach has been researched as mediator in different contexts which is still missing phenomenon in higher educational context. For this purpose, this study aimed to examine the above-mention relationship in educational sector by collecting and analyzing the data obtained through structured questionnaire from teaching faculty hailing from southern region HEIs in KP, Pakistan. The results provide significant information in deciding relationships among the results thereby offering certain policy implications to policy makers and recommendations to the future researchers.