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Changes at work and employee reactions: organizational elements, job insecurity, and short-term stress as predictors for employee health and safety

Changes at work and employee reactions: organizational elements, job insecurity, and short-term stress as predictors for employee health and safety

Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 47(6): 541-550

The objective was to identify focus areas for possible reduction of job insecurity and its outcomes. A model was specified and tested as a prediction model for health and safety. First, a parsimonious model was specified. The model consisted of perceived job insecurity (as a stressor), organizational factors (information quality, leadership style, work task administration), and short-term stress reactions (job dissatisfaction, reduced work motivation). Second, the model was tested as a prediction model in three separate path analyses, in order to examine the model's contribution in explaining (1) physical health complaints, (2) mental health complaints, and (3) risk taking behavior. A quota sample of Norwegian employees (N= 1,002) was obtained by means of a self-completion questionnaire survey. The results of the structural equation modeling (path analyses) supported the hypothesized model. Mental health complaints and employee risk taking behavior were significantly predicted (not physical health complaints).

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PMID: 17107503

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2006.00548.x

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