To what extent do core self-evaluations and coping style influence the perception of job insecurity?
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Over the last few decades, increased flexibility and lack of stability in employment has made job insecurity a work stressor that keeps affecting more and more employees. This study investigates to what extent core self-evaluations influence the appraisal of job insecurity in a Swedish sample of white-collar workers (N=425). By applying the Preacher & Hayes’ macro for multiple mediation the study also tests if there is a mediating effect of coping style on the relation between core self-evaluations and job insecurity. The results show that core self-evaluations have predictive validity in relation to job insecurity. Core self-evaluations are also associated with task-based coping style. However, no mediating effect of coping style was found on the relation between core self-evaluations and job insecurity.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 20 p.
job insecurity, core self-evaluations, coping
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-41777OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-41777DiVA: diva2:337730
2010-06-10, Frescati Hagväg 8, Stockholm, 00:00
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Berntson, ErikNäswall, Katharina
ProjectsStockholm Stress CenterJob insecurity from a gender perspective