Do core self-evaluations and coping style influence the perception of job insecurity?
Number of Authors: 4
2014 (English)In: European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, ISSN 1359-432X, E-ISSN 1464-0643, Vol. 23, no 5, 680-692 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Over the last few decades, increased flexibility and lack of stability in employment has made job insecurity a work stressor that affects more and more employees. Since worrying about potential job loss (quantitative job insecurity) or possible loss of valued job features (qualitative job insecurity) constitutes a subjective perception, it has been claimed that personality factors may be decisive for job insecurity perceptions. Furthermore, the perception of a stressor, in this case job insecurity, could be argued to be dependent on appraisals of available coping resources. This study investigates whether core self-evaluations predict job insecurity perceptions, and whether coping mediates this relationship, in a two-wave data set from a Swedish sample of white-collar workers (N = 425). The results show that core self-evaluations had a negative total effect on both qualitative and quantitative job insecurity. Core self-evaluations were positively related to problem-focused coping but not to emotion-focused coping. However, there was no mediating effect of coping style on the association between core self-evaluations and job insecurity.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 23, no 5, 680-692 p.
Job insecurity, Coping, Core self-evaluations, Mediation
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-106461DOI: 10.1080/1359432X.2013.800678ISI: 000338014200006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-106461DiVA: diva2:736110