TH-P01-091 - Organization-Based Self-Esteem (OBSE): A Buffer or Amplifier of the Job Insecurity-Health Linkage among Persian Nurses?

Track:
Job insecurity
What:
Poster Presentation
When:
3 hours 30 minutes
Where:
O'Brien Foyer
Discussion:
0
 
Employee stress and burnout
Job insecurity
TH-P01-091
Organization-Based Self-Esteem (OBSE): A Buffer or Amplifier of the Job Insecurity-Health Linkage among Persian Nurses?
 
M. Charkhabi 1,*, H. De Witte  2, M. Pasini 3
1Human Science, University of Verona, Italy & KU Leuven, Belgium & , 2Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science , KU Leuven, Leuven , Belgium, 3Human Science , University of Verona , Verona , Italy
 
Content: Purpose: One of the current priorities of occupational health psychology is to explore particular personal resources that have the potential to decrease the deleterious effects of job insecurity, as a global chronic stressor, at the workplaces. This study through proposing organization-based self-esteem (OBSE) as a potential personal resource is intended to examine the moderating role of OBSE in the association between job insecurity and health-related outcomes. These outcomes were divided into individual outcomes (mental & physical health) and organizational outcomes (job satisfaction & emotional exhaustion). We developed our hypotheses on the basis of the predictions of Conservation of Resources theory and Social Role theory. Design: To test our hypotheses, we sampled nurses who were working in two large hospitals located in Tehran, Iran. Respondents were divided into males (N=187) and females (N=369). Results: OBSE moderated the association between job insecurity and both organizational outcomes among females but not among males. Additionally, OBSE did not moderate the association between job insecurity and individual outcomes in both subgroups. Research implication: OBSE can be considered a personal resource when the health-related outcomes are related to the organizational context. Limitations: self-reported scales and sampling from public hospitals may limit the generalizability of the findings. Originality: As higher OBSE leads to a further reduction in the job insecurity-health-related outcomes among females but not among males, gender differences also plays a role in how OBSE moderates the job insecurity-outcomes association.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

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