A Swedish study on temps: Insecure contract, but willing to stay
2008 (English)In: Paper presented at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany, 2008Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Traditional employment theories suggest that job insecurity associates negatively with organizational commitment, and enhances turnover intentions. This study investigates the relevance of this framework in temporary employment, for which job insecurity is a defining element. Analyses of questionnaire data (N = 716) revealed that 1) permanent workers reported lower levels of job insecurity than temporary employees; 2) permanent employees indicated higher organizational commitment than temporaries, but 3) temporary workers reported lower turnover intentions than permanents. The contradiction of low commitment and high intentions to stay may indicate restricted options of exit and is discussed in the framework of psychological contract.
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temporary work, psychological contract, commitment
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-14766OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-14766DiVA: diva2:181286