My research title is Psychological Contract amongst Hong Kong Millennials: a Contextual Factor Perspective. It specializes in the impacts of contextual factors on the psychological contract amongst Hong Kong millennials (HKMs). The reason for choosing HKMs as the target is that they are a unique group of the population who will represent the core of the future labour force in Hong Kong. They will be in a competitive and intense labour market in the next 20 to 30 years. What they desire at work such as job security, work-life balance, diversity, training and development, flexibility in working hours are more important to them than solely the monthly income and promotion. This seems to be the first research linking Psychological Contract (PC) and a vast environmental context. The specific contextual factors considered are political protests, paying back to parents, face-saving and excessive social media usage at work on private matters.
This research further analyzed the major trend of the current anti-extradition political protests in HK from June to August 2019. It is expected that the degree of violence will be higher in case a new protest cycle happens. Paying back to parents and face-saving are the two Chinese cultural factors that affect the psychological contract HKMs as they are both concerned about money. The usage of social media at work on private matter creates intervention at the workplace. To conclude, this research has established the level of the negative impact these 4 specific contextual factors give to the PC of HKMs though the research was not perfect and subject to improvements.