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Determinants of perceived job security

Goretzki, M. (2016) Determinants of perceived job security.

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Abstract:A lot of employees suffer from low perceived job security that affects health but also performance during work. Due to this fact, the aim of this research is to figure out which factors influence this perceived job security. These factors could be used to enhance perceived job security and provide a possibility to improve the performance during work. In this research five determinants were chosen for examination in that regard, namely self-efficacy, trust, task-oriented leadership, relationship-oriented leadership and organizational identification. Additionally, the interaction effects between these determinants in regard to perceived job security were examined. To do so, 120 employees were asked to fill in an online survey with 51 items in total. The results show that all examined determinants positively correlate with perceived job security. However, a regression analysis shows that none of the observed determinants is a predictor for perceived job security. Also there are no interaction effects between the determinants affecting perceived job security. In regard to these findings, this research additionally introduces new scientific issues concerning the explanation of the correlations and delivers possible ways of how to elaborate these.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
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