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The influence of employment status on job stress, affective commitment and job satisfaction: possible moderators

Martis, Michelle (2013) The influence of employment status on job stress, affective commitment and job satisfaction: possible moderators.

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Abstract:The numbers of temporary forms has increased largely over the past years when compared to permanent employees. Organizations are attracted to this type of employment because of its flexibility that allows them to rapidly adjust their workforce size, cut costs while also creating a source of knowledge within organizations. This flexibility brought a lot of unbeneficial aspects when it comes to temporary employment such as aggravating job characteristics, high demands and less control etc. Most of these aspects have been related to stress which in turn was related to a decrease organizational outcome variables job satisfaction and affective commitment. The results on the relationship between employment status and these outcome variables were very mixed. An important reason that was given for these mixed results were individual differences, thus that the workforce was not homogenous and rather heterogeneous. Some individual differences has already been identified namely choice of contract, expectation and motivation. However, less attention was paid to the influence of education which plays an important role in the structure of temporary employment. This study focuses on the moderation effect of education on the interaction between employment status and job stress. And it can be concluded that education does not moderate this interaction but that this effect emerges at conditional levels of education, namely low, average and high
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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