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Job Insecurity and Organizational Consequences: How Justice Moderates this Relationship

Piccoli, Beatrice and De Witte, Hans and Pasini, Margherita (2011) 'Job Insecurity and Organizational Consequences: How Justice Moderates this Relationship.' Romanian Journal of Applied Psychology, 13 (2). pp. 37-49. ISSN 1454-8062

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The experience of job insecurity has been related to several organizational outcomes, both immediate and long-term. However, since the strength of these effects have been found to vary across studies, it is essential to identify factors that could influence the relationships. The current study examines interaction effects between job insecurity and organizational justice (distributive, procedural and interactional) for various organizational consequences (affective organizational commitment, citizenship behaviours and perceived performance), some of which have received little research attention. Data from 248 blue collar workers in the Italian organizational context showed the buffer effects of procedural and interactional justice on affective organizational commitment and citizenship behaviours. However, contrary to expectations, the results also indicated that high organizational justice exacerbated the negative impact of job insecurity on perceived performance. Implications for research on job insecurity and the moderating role of organizational justice are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Job insecurity; Organizational Justice; Organizational consequences; Uncertainty management theory; moderator effects
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2019 09:08
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:48

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