The Impacts of Job Insecurity on Psychological Well-Being

464 WordsFeb 24, 20182 Pages
Researchers found that Job Insecurity affect people in a negative way. A considerable number of companies around the world lay off to decrease their outgo and be more successful. And because of that, long term jobs were decreased. The most companies are based in contracts with the workers. JI could affect the health and also well-being. According to Davy, Knicki and Sheck (1997), they created a definition for JI. It is defined as a worker’s “expectations about continuity in a job situation” (p323). Also Vuuren and Klaudermans (1990), claimed that JI is when someone is worried for the future of his job. That is why JI increased for the workers (Cheng & Chan, 2008). There are a considerable number of studies and articles for job insecurity in health and well being. According to Bonn & Bonn, 2000; Ferrie et al, 2001, there is a model which is introduced from Karasek, to observe the outcomes of stress in the work which is called “Job Strain”. This model is characterized by psychological work claims and job manipulation. This test is used in “Belstress study” to measure the stress in work in Belgium. The final number of participants that used was 21,419. During the study they measured job insecurity and the conflict of world market antagonism. Finally the results shown that those who apprehended a high level of impact of world market antagonism, were more displayed to negative health, depressive feelings and problems with sleeping. People who apprehended job insecurity for
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