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Job insecurity: Review of the literature and a summary of recent studies from Belgium

Author(s): De Witte, Hans | De Cuyper, Nele | Vander Elst, Tinne | Vanbelle, Els | Niesen, Wendy

Journal: Romanian Journal of Applied Psychology
ISSN 1454-8062

Volume: 14;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 11;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: job insecurity | review article | health and well-being | Belgium research

This contribution offers a short overview of research on job insecurity, with an emphasis on recent findings from the research tradition on job insecurity of the Work, Organisational & Personnel Psychology (WOPP), a research group from Leuven, Belgium. Topics covered include the definition of job insecurity, prevalence and risk groups, consequences of job insecurity for health and well-being, for organisations, trade unions and political topics, new operationalisations of job insecurity and their correlates, moderators of the job insecurity – outcomes relationship, and explanations for the harmful impact of job insecurity.
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