The relationships between job insecurity, psychological contract breach and counterproductive workplace behavior: does employment status matter?

  • Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the mediating effect of psychological contract breach on the relationship between job insecurity and counterproductive workplace behavior (CWB) and the moderating effect of employment status in this relationship. Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected from 212 supervisor–subordinate dyads in a large Chinese state-owned air transportation group. AMOS 17.0 software was used to examine the hypothesized predictions and the theoretical model. Findings – The results showed that psychological contract breach partially mediates the effect of job insecurity on CWB, including organizational counterproductive workplace behavior and interpersonal counterproductive workplace behavior. In addition, the relationships between job insecurity, psychological contract breach and CWB differ significantly between permanent workers and contract workers. Originality/value – The present study provides a new insight into explaining the linkage between job insecurity and negative work behaviors as well as suggestions to managers on minimizing the harmful effects of job insecurity.

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Name:Laßleben, Hermann
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1108/PR-04-2018-0138
ISSN:0048-3486
eISSN:1758-6933
Erschienen in:Personnel review
Publisher:Emerald
Place of publication:Bingley
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Publication:2019
Tag:contract workers; job insecurity; permanent workers; psychological contract breach; quantitative
Volume:48
Issue:2
Pagenumber:16
First Page:595
Last Page:610
Catalogue entry:Im Katalog der Hochschule Reutlingen ansehen
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Wirtschaft
Open Access:Nein
Licence (English):License Logo  Lizenzbedingungen Emerald