The moderating role of employability on the relationship between job insecurity and commitment to change
2010 (English)In: Economic and Industrial Democracy, ISSN 0143-831X, E-ISSN 1461-7099, Vol. 31, no 3, 327-344 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The development of commitment to change is an underresearched area especially in non-western settings. The aim of the present study was to determine whether employability can moderate the negative effects of job insecurity on individuals’ commitment to change. A survey method approach was used to collect 149 responses from managers of a large public sector organization in Pakistan undergoing restructuring. Hierarchical multiple regression results suggest that employability is an important coping resource during organizational change as it helps mitigate the negative effects of job insecurity on the most desirable form of commitment to change, namely affective commitment to change. Theoretical and practical implications of the study are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage , 2010. Vol. 31, no 3, 327-344 p.
commitment, control, human resource management, public sector, restructuring
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-47145DOI: 10.1177/0143831X09351214ISI: 000279970500004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-47145DiVA: diva2:373159