Does general well-being explain the relationship between job insecurity and work attitudes?
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10th Conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology
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This paper focuses on general well-being as a mediator of the relationship between job insecurity and work attitudes. It was hypothesized that job insecurity was related to lower general well-being, which in turn was associated with negative work attitudes. The hypothesis was supported among three different samples and for several indicators of general well-being.
In two cross-sectional studies among N = 175 Austrian employees and N = 446 Taiwanese employees, affective well-being (feelings of happiness/distress) partially mediated the relationship between job insecurity and intentions to quit and job insecurity and job involvement, respectively. Furthermore, in a 2-wave study among N = 178 German employees, cognitive well-being (life satisfaction) partially mediated the relationship between job insecurity and intentions to quit in the short term, whereas an indicator of affective well-being (positive mental health) partially mediated the longitudinal effect of job insecurity on intentions to quit. The results are discussed in the context of stress theory and with respect to the different indicators of general well-being.