Health and quality of work life

JOB INSECURITY CLIMATE AT A WORK CONTEXT IN CRISIS: ITS ANTECEDENTS AND CONSEQUENCES

2010-2012 – Ministery of education and Science. “José Castillejos” Program

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SUMMARY

Currently the labor market is characterized by technological changes and the increasing organizational competitiveness. This situation has worsened in recent years due to the economic crisis. So, organizations have had to adopt a set of measures in order to deal with this situation (i.e. layoffs, job restructuring, emerging, etc). But, in consequence, high levels of job insecurity (understood as a work stressor) has also increased significantly among the workforce, with harmful consequences for both workers and organizations.
The labor context makes difficult that the job loss concern disappears. Therefore it is necessary to adopt additional measures to deal with the current job insecurity climate and not only its individual perception. Nevertheless, for these measures to be useful, it is important that their design and implementation is based on empirical evidence from psychosocial research. Hence, further efforts should be directed towards this new aspect of research, which can increase knowledge of the impact of job insecurity climate and its associated factors.
To advance this knowledge, this research project is aimed to study the job insecurity climate and its underlying processes from a multilevel approach. To do this, we have developed a conceptual model that tries to collect the several underlying processes and variables related to the climate of job insecurity. Thus, this research examined job insecurity climate in two different European countries (Spain and Austria). Finally, a guide for the design of prevention programs is proposed.

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Featured publications:

Sora, B., Höge, T., G. Weber, W., Castejón, E., Caballé, A. (2015). “Job Insecurity, worries about the future and somatic complaints in two economic and cultural contexts: A study iin Spain and Austria”. International Journal of Stress Management .

Sora, B., Hoege, T., Caballer, A., Weber, W., Peiró, J. (2013). Job Insecurity Climate in a crisis context: its potential determinants. 16th Congress of European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology.

Sora, B., hoege, t. (2012). Recovery as a buffer of job insecurity. Can it ameliorate the effect of job insecurity on both work and non-work outcomes?. 30th International Congress of Psychology.

Sora, B., hoege, t. (2012). Job insecurity and its cross-domain effect on family satisfaction. The role of employees” Affective well-being and detachment. International Congress of Psychology.

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Universidad de Valencia. Universität Innsbruck.

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