Job Insecurity and Mental Health Complaints over Time: A Growth Curve Modelling Approach
2011 (English)In: IOP 2011 Conference Proceedings / [ed] Nerina L. Jimmieson, Neal M. Ashkanasy and Lisa M. Bradley, 2011, 6-10 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
The present study focuses specifically on how change in job insecurity relates to change in mental health complaints. This is done using growth curve modelling, allowing for the analysis of both intra- and inter- individual variation. Data from a questionnaire study on 282 employees in a Swedish organisation, collected over four waves, is used. The results showed that there was inter-individual variation in initial levels of both job insecurity and mental health complaints, but that the growth trajectories did not vary significantly between individuals. In addition, it was found that higher job insecurity levels were related to higher levels of mental health complaints, but also that higher initial levels of mental health complaints were related to a larger increase in job insecurity over the course of the study, suggesting that the direction of the relationship may be the reverse to what has been identified in previous studies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 6-10 p.
job insecurity, mental health
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-70920ISBN: 978-0-909881-50-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-70920DiVA: diva2:483059
IOP 2011. 9th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 23-26 June 2011.
The data analyzed in the present study was collected with financial support from the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS grant no 2006- 1139).2012-01-242012-01-242012-04-20Bibliographically approved