Major changes on the labor market, the work-life and the work-force contribute to increased job insecurity. This is followed by major negative consequences for the individual and the company. As a consequence the employee is suffering from mental health and physical complaints. For the employer it has been found that job satisfaction as well as work involvement decrease. Other factors which lead to a lowered work performance such as work withdrawal behavior, absenteeism and work task avoidance have been associated with job insecurity.
In the past, few authors separated job insecurity in the two dimensions of qualitative and quantitative job insecurity, which express the worries about losing valued job features or the employment. There is also very little research done on the outcomes of those two dimensions.
This study using Swedish data aims to further investigate the consequences of qualitative and quantitative job insecurity. It is expected that the dimensions will be differently related to outcomes, and that they will have different outcomes to some extent. Relations to other outcomes such as work-family balance shall also be tested.