Job insecurity trajectory based on a piecewise latent growth model. Note. The original scale of job insecurity was measured on a scale from 1 to 5. For ease of visualization, we display the scale from 1 to 3. The vertical line represents the transition point, when the stimulus bill was passed.
Crises like the COVID-19 pandemic can trigger concerns about loss of employment and changes in work conditions, and thereby increase job insecurity. However, little is known about how perceived job insecurity subsequently unfolds over time and how individual differences in habitual coping moderate such a trajectory. Using longitudinal data from 899...
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... estimated mean trajectory for job insecurity is illustrated in Fig. 2. Overall, job insecurity increased during the shock phase, and then decreased during the adjustment phase, thereby providing support for Hypotheses 1 and 2. The intercept of job insecurity was not significantly related to either the shock trajectory or the adjustment trajectory. There was a negative correlation between the two slopes, ...
COVID-19 pandemic crisis has brought extraordinary changes to almost all human activities. This unfamiliar situation has affected, among others, the working conditions, under which employees should keep doing their job while protecting themselves and preventing the coronavirus from spreading. As a result, working from home has been considered as a...
Purpose Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the issues related to job insecurity became even more prominent than before. This paper sets out to identify the determinants of job insecurity in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic among Romanian workers, a topic than was scarcely addressed in previous studies. Design/methodology/approach Based on a representative sample at the national level ( N = 744), the authors performed a multilinear regression analysis that pinpoints the factors predicting job insecurity. Findings This study findings indicate that high-skilled workers employed on permanent arrangements, having higher workloads, who had received organizational support, and managed to harmonize work demands with family responsibilities experience the lowest levels of job insecurity. In this study, teleworking does not influence the level of job insecurity. Gender (being male), working in the public sector and approving the political management of the COVID-19 pandemic also count in securing the feelings employees have about their job. Originality/value Besides filling a geographical gap in the literature, another innovative contribution of the paper is the emphasis on the importance for the employees of how public authorities manage the public health crisis. Also, this study explores the workload as a factor of job insecurity which was unaddressed previously. Implications for research and practice are emphasized.