Job insecurity and well-being: The moderating role of job dependence
2014 (English)In: European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, ISSN 1359-432X, E-ISSN 1464-0643, Vol. 23, no 6, 816-829 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Job insecurity has become more relevant during the last decades as more flexibility from the workforce and organizations is demanded in the labour market. It has frequently been suggested that job insecurity is a more severe stressor for those who are more dependent on their job. The present study investigates the association between job insecurity and employee well-being by focusing on how employees' dependence on the job moderates this relationship. Two types of financial dependence (subjective financial dependence and relative contribution to the household income) were studied, along with an indicator of a more psychological dependence on work in general (work involvement). In addition to this, both quantitative and qualitative job insecurity were included. The proposed relations were tested in a sample of Swedish accountancy firm employees. The results of moderated hierarchical regression analyses showed that subjective financial dependence, household contribution, and work involvement moderated the relation between both job insecurity dimensions and job satisfaction. No moderations were found with mental well-being as an outcome. This implies that the extent to which someone depends on their job is important for how job insecurity relates to job satisfaction.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 23, no 6, 816-829 p.
Financial job dependence, Moderating effect, Qualitative job insecurity, Quantitative job insecurity, Work involvement
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-107447DOI: 10.1080/1359432X.2013.805881ISI: 000340402200002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-107447DiVA: diva2:747159