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A Meta-Analysis of Job Insecurity and Employee Performance: Testing Temporal Aspects, Rating Source, Welfare Regime, and Union Density as Moderators

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Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
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Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Box 100, 40530 Gothenburg, Sweden
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Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME), Karolinska Institutet, 17177 Stockholm, Sweden
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School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, 8140 Christchurch, New Zealand
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(14), 2536; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16142536
Received: 27 June 2019 / Revised: 10 July 2019 / Accepted: 10 July 2019 / Published: 16 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Impact of Job Insecurity on Non-Traditional Outcomes)
Previous research has shown that job insecurity is linked to a range of performance outcomes, but the number of studies exploring this relationship is still limited and the results are somewhat mixed. The first aim of this study was to meta-analytically investigate how job insecurity is related to task performance, contextual performance, counterproductive work behavior, creativity, and safety compliance. The second aim was to test two method-related factors (cross-sectional vs. longitudinal associations and self- vs. supervisor-ratings of performance) and two macro-level indicators of social protection (social welfare regime and union density) as moderators of these associations. The results show that job insecurity was generally associated with impaired employee performance. These findings were generally similar both cross-sectionally and longitudinally and irrespective of rater. Overall, the associations between job insecurity and negative performance outcomes were weaker in welfare regimes characterized by strong social protection, whereas the results concerning union density produced mixed results. A majority of the findings confirmed the negative associations between job insecurity and types of employee performance, but future research is needed to elaborate on the effects of temporal aspects, differences between ratings sources, and further indicators of social protection in different cultural settings in the context of job insecurity. View Full-Text
Keywords: job insecurity; job performance; contextual performance; counterproductive work behavior; creativity; safety compliance; supervisor ratings; longitudinal; union density; welfare regime job insecurity; job performance; contextual performance; counterproductive work behavior; creativity; safety compliance; supervisor ratings; longitudinal; union density; welfare regime
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Sverke, M.; Låstad, L.; Hellgren, J.; Richter, A.; Näswall, K. A Meta-Analysis of Job Insecurity and Employee Performance: Testing Temporal Aspects, Rating Source, Welfare Regime, and Union Density as Moderators. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 2536. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16142536

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Sverke M, Låstad L, Hellgren J, Richter A, Näswall K. A Meta-Analysis of Job Insecurity and Employee Performance: Testing Temporal Aspects, Rating Source, Welfare Regime, and Union Density as Moderators. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(14):2536. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16142536

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Sverke, Magnus; Låstad, Lena; Hellgren, Johnny; Richter, Anne; Näswall, Katharina. 2019. "A Meta-Analysis of Job Insecurity and Employee Performance: Testing Temporal Aspects, Rating Source, Welfare Regime, and Union Density as Moderators" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 16, no. 14: 2536. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16142536

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