TITLE

CONTENT, CAUSE, AND CONSEQUENCES OF JOB INSECURITY: A THEORY-BASED MEASURE AND SUBSTANTIVE TEST

AUTHOR(S)
ASHFORD, SUSAN J.; LEE, CYNTHIA; BOBKO, PHILLIP
PUB. DATE
December 1989
SOURCE
Academy of Management Journal;Dec1989, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p803
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This research assessed the causes and consequences of job insecurity using a new theory-based measure incorporating recent conceptual arguments. We also compared the measure's reliability and construct validity to those of two existing global measures of job insecurity. Results indicated that personal, job, and organizational realities associated with a perceived lack of control are correlated with measured job insecurity. Job insecurity in turn leads to attitudinal reactions- intentions to quit, reduced commitment, and reduced satisfaction. These results generally support the utility of our new measure and provide important directions for future research.
ACCESSION #
4403298

 

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