TH-P01-027-interactive - The Role of Justice in the relationship between Job Insecurity and Well-being: Insights from a longitudinal Swedish Cohort Study

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Organizational justice
What:
Interactive Poster Presentation
When:
1 hour 30 minutes
Where:
O'Brien Foyer
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0
Conflict in organizations
Organizational justice
TH-P01-027-interactive
 
The Role of Justice in the relationship between Job Insecurity and Well-being: Insights from a longitudinal Swedish Cohort Study
 
C. Bernhard-Oettel*, C. Leineweber 1, C. Eib 2
1STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY, Stockholm, Sweden, 2University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
 
Content: Purpose: It has long been known that job insecurity can be considered a stressor that decreases well-being. An important question is what organizations can do to decrease this stressful experience. The uncertainty management model suggests that organizational justice is important, because employees feel more control that decreases uncertainty if organizations apply fair and predictable procedures. Based on this rational, the aim of this study is threefold: a) we investigate if procedural justice moderates the relationship between job insecurity and well-being, b) we test relationships cross-sectionally and over time, and c) we explore whether relationships differ for temporary vs permanent workers.
Design/Methodology: Data was derived from the 2010-2012 biennially waves of the Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Survey of Health (SLOSH) study. Data were analyzed using path analysis in a multigroup (permanent vs temporary workers) design. Well-being was measured in terms of emotional exhaustion, the key dimension of burnout.
Results: Job insecurity and procedural justice had main effects on emotional exhaustion. However, procedural justice moderated the relationship between job insecurity and emotional exhaustion only for permanent but not for temporary workers, and rarely over time.
Limitations: Different types of temporary contracts could not be distinguished.
Research/Practical Implications: Providing fair organizational procedures is an investment in employee well-being and especially important when permanent workers feel insecure about the future of their job.
Originality/Value: The justice-health link is still understudied, particularly in the interplay with risk factors such as job insecurity or temporary employment, and in longitudinal research designs. 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

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