Do people with traditional values suffer more from job insecurity? The moderating effects of traditionality

H. Wang, C.Q. Lu, Luo Lu

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Abstract

This study aimed to explore the consequences of job insecurity in the Chinese context, and focused on the moderating effect of traditionality, an individual-level cultural value. A series of regression analyses of data from 388 subordinate–supervisor dyads in China revealed that job insecurity was negatively related to employees’ well-being, and its negative relation with organizational citizenship behaviours (OCB) was nonsignificant. Furthermore, it was found that traditionality significantly exacerbated the negative relationships between job insecurity and employees’ well-being, and OCB. Specifically, the employees with high traditional values suffered more health consequences and OCB performances from job insecurity. These results suggested that traditionality played an important role in the dynamics of job insecurity in the transitional society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-117
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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