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

Jordan, P. J., Ashkanasy, N. M. and Lawrence, S. A. (2006). Linking job insecurity to negative decision making: The mediating role of job tension. In: J. Kennedy and L. di Milia, Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. 20th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Yeppoon, Australia, (). 6-9 December 2006.

Author Jordan, P. J.
Ashkanasy, N. M.
Lawrence, S. A.
Title of paper Linking job insecurity to negative decision making: The mediating role of job tension
Conference name 20th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
Conference location Yeppoon, Australia
Conference dates 6-9 December 2006
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
Place of Publication Rockhampton, Australia
Publisher Central Queensland University
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 1921047348
Editor J. Kennedy
L. di Milia
Total pages 'not found'
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Abstract/Summary 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.
Subjects E1
350299 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
720403 Management
Keyword Job insecurity
Decision-making
Job tension
Coping
Q-Index Code E1
Additional Notes Author pdf version of paper found online and has 20 pages. Published proceedings (CD-ROM) details found via Libraries Australia.

 
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