Linking job insecurity to negative decision making: The mediating role of job tension

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Title Linking job insecurity to negative decision making: The mediating role of job tension
Author Jordan, Peter Jeffrey; Ashkanasy, Neal M.; Lawrence, Sandra Anne
Publication Title Proceedings of the 20th ANZAM Conference: Management: Pragmatism, Philosophy, Priorities
Editor Jessica Kennedy and Lee Di Milia
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Lindfield, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management: Management
Abstract Job insecurity has increased markedly in the developed economies of the world (Gray, 2002). The effects of job insecurity on individual employees and on organisational outcomes, however, are controversial. For instance, Greenhalgh and Rosenblatt (1984) point out that job insecurity can result in increased work effort, while Dekker and Schaufeli, (1995) argue that insecurity leads to stress and decreased performance. In this paper, we outline a study examining the indirect impact of job insecurity on decision-making, via job-related tension. Based on a web survey involving 217 participants, we found that job insecurity indirectly increased the adoption of negative decision-making strategies by increasing employees' level of job-related tension. Limitations and implications for theory and managers are also discussed.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2006 Australian & New Zealand Acadamy of Management. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Use hypertext link for access to publishers website.
ISBN 1-921047-34-8
Conference name 20th Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
Location Yeppoon, QLD, Australia
Date From 2006-12-06
Date To 2006-12-09
Date Accessioned 2007-02-06
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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