2004
Volume 17, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0921-5077
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7235

Abstract

Consequences of temporary work and job insecurity in four European countries

Consequences of temporary work and job insecurity in four European countries

Hans De Witte, Katharina Näswall, Antonio Chirumbolo, Sjoerd Goslinga, Johnny Hellgren & Magnus Sverke, Gedrag en Organisatie, volume 17, June 2004, nr. 3, pp. 163-186.

This contribution analyzes whether temporary work and (the subjective perception of) job insecurity are associated with a reduction in job satisfaction and organisational commitment, as suggested in the literature. Furthermore, an interaction between temporary work and job insecurity is tested. Data from four European countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and Sweden) are used to test the robustness of the hypotheses. Results show that temporary work is not associated with a reduction in job satisfaction and organisational commitment. Job insecurity, however, is associated with a lower score on both outcome variables, as hypothesized. In two countries, an interaction was found: job insecurity was associated with a reduction in job satisfaction and organisational commitment, though only among workers with a permanent contract. These results suggest a violation of the psychological contract for this specific category of workers.

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