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The Role of Union Support in Coping With Job Insecurity: A Study Among Union Members from Three European Countries
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
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2005 (English)In: SA Journal of Industrial Psychology, ISSN 0258-5200, Vol. 31, no 4, 72-78 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present study examines the potential moderating role of union support in the relationship between job insecurity and work-related attitudes and well-being of unionised employees. Survey data collected among union members from three European countries (The Netherlands, Italy and Sweden) indicate that job insecurity is associated with reduced levels of job satisfaction, well-being and organisational commitment. Contrary to expectations, union support moderated neither the effect of job insecurity on job satisfaction nor its effect on wellbeing. However, in two countries a moderating effect of union support on relation between the job insecurity and organisational commitment was found.

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2005. Vol. 31, no 4, 72-78 p.
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SALTSA, union, job insecurity, union members, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-13459OAI: diva2:179979
The research reported here comes from a European project (“European unions in the wake of flexible production: how can the negative effects of job insecurity for employee attitudes and well-being be mitigated?”), financed by a grant to Magnus Sverke from the Swedish National Institute for Working Life through the Joint Programme for Working Life Research in Europe (SALTSA). Data collections in the participating countries were made possible through financial support as follows: Italy: CGIL-Natzionale, The Netherlands: the National Christian Trade Union Federation (CNV), Sweden: the Swedish Council for Work Life Research, the KF Group, the Salaried Employees’ Union, and the Cooperative Employees Association. An earlier version of the manuscript was presented at the XXVII International Congress of Psychology, July 2000, Stockholm, Sweden.Available from: 2008-04-08 Created: 2008-04-08 Last updated: 2011-01-12Bibliographically approved

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