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Job Insecurity: Correlates, Moderators and Measurement

Ingwer Borg (Zentrum für Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen, Mannheim, Germany,and HRC Munich, Germany)
Dov Elizur (Bar‐Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, and The Guttman Israel Institute of Applied Social Research, Jerusalem, Israel)

International Journal of Manpower

ISSN: 0143-7720

Article publication date: 1 February 1992

Abstract

Examines the relations between feelings of job insecurity (JI) and various attitudes and opinions of employees towards their work and the organization. Analyses survey data from 11 European high‐tech organizations with a total of 8,483 respondents. Shows that JI is associated with more negative evaluations of all aspects of the company and the job, including more objective variables such as the quality of products and services. Particularly high correlations are observed between JI and negative judgements on management and the company in general. Further presents the development of a questionnaire to assess JI. The questionnaire is then used to study differential effects of JI on persons with internal and external locus of control, and with high and low social support.

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Borg, I. and Elizur, D. (1992), "Job Insecurity: Correlates, Moderators and Measurement", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 13-26. https://doi.org/10.1108/01437729210010210

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