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Perceived employability and performance: moderation by felt job insecurity

Published on May 27, 2014in Personnel Review 1.36
· DOI :10.1108/PR-03-2013-0050
Nele De Cuyper36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Coralia Sulea8
Estimated H-index: 8
+ 3 AuthorsHans De Witte1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship perceived employability (the employee's perception about available job opportunities in the external labour market) and performance, accounting for felt job insecurity. Performance is conceptualized broadly in terms of optimal functioning (i.e. in-role performance and helping behaviour) and malfunctioning (i.e. organizational and interpersonal counterproductive work behaviour). Design/methodology/approach – Survey data were collected among 433 Romanian workers. Findings – The authors hypothesize and demonstrate that perceived employability relates positively to optimal functioning, but less so when workers feel insecure: highly employable workers may be high achievers, but withdraw from the organization when they feel insecure. Furthermore, the authors hypothesize that perceived employability relates positively to malfunctioning, the more so when workers feel insecure. Highly employable workers may care less about organizational norms,...
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Published on May 27, 2014in Personnel Review 1.36
Dorien Vanhercke3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Nele De Cuyper36
Estimated H-index: 36
+ 1 AuthorsH. de Witte34
Estimated H-index: 34
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to define employability within the psychological literature with a focus upon perceived employability. Design/methodology/approach – To achieve the aim, the paper defines five objectives as follows. First, the paper discusses how employability is interpreted in the psychological literature. Second, the paper defines perceived employability within this literature. Third, the paper goes one step further by comparing the perceived employability approach to oth...
Tinne Vander Elst14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Hans De Witte36
Estimated H-index: 36
(NWU: North-West University),
Nele De Cuyper36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Multiple instruments have been developed and used to measure quantitative job insecurity (i.e., insecurity to lose the job as such), often without systematic evaluation of their psychometric characteristics across countries and language barriers. This may hamper consistent and reliable cross-study and cross-country comparisons. This study's aim was to introduce and validate the four-item Job Insecurity Scale (JIS) developed by De Witte across five European countries (i.e., Belgium, The Netherlan...
Published on Jul 1, 2012in Organizational Research Methods 6.55
Kevin D. Carlson11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Pamplin College of Business),
Jinpei Wu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Minnesota State University Moorhead)
The authors extend previous recommendations for improved control variable (CV) practice in management research by mapping the objectives for using statistical control to recommendations for research practice. Including CVs in research designs to permit statistical control of “nuisance” variance is a common research practice that is subject to well-documented and potentially serious problems. Yet because CVs are frequently weakly related to focal variables, they rarely influence the interpretatio...
Published on Mar 29, 2012
Brian J. Hoffman24
Estimated H-index: 24
(UGA: University of Georgia),
Stephan Dilchert14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Baruch College)
Suzy Fox23
Estimated H-index: 23
(LUC: Loyola University Chicago),
Paul E. Spector81
Estimated H-index: 81
(USF: University of South Florida)
+ 2 AuthorsStacey R. Kessler8
Estimated H-index: 8
(MSU: Montclair State University)
Studies have shown a strong negative correlation between counterproductive work behaviour (CWB) and organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB), and opposite correlations with hypothesized antecedents. Such observed correlations may have been erroneously caused by three measurement artefacts: items measuring absence of CWBs, rather than behaviours that exceed requirements or expectations in OCB scales; supervisory halo; and agreement rather than frequency response format. A new OCB scale, the OCB...
Published on Jan 1, 2012in Journal of Organizational Behavior 5.00
Nele De Cuyper36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Anne Mäkikangas25
Estimated H-index: 25
(University of Jyväskylä)
+ 2 AuthorsHans De Witte36
Estimated H-index: 36
(NWU: North-West University)
Summary This study investigates perceived external employability (PEE) as a personal resource in relation to job insecurity and exhaustion. We advance the idea that PEE may reduce feelings of job insecurity and, through felt job insecurity, also exhaustion. That is, we probe the paths from PEE to job insecurity and from job insecurity to exhaustion. We furthermore account for possible reversed causality, so that exhaustion felt job insecurity and felt job insecurity PEE. This aligns with insight...
Nele De Cuyper36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Beatrice van der Heijden28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Maastricht School of Management),
H. de Witte34
Estimated H-index: 34
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
We investigated interactions between perceived employability and employees' perceptions about psychological contract obligations made by the employer in relation to life and job satisfaction, self-rated performance, and turnover intention. We hypothesized that perceived employability relates positively to job satisfaction, life satisfaction, and self-rated performance and negatively to turnover intention under the condition of many promises. Conversely, perceived employability relates negatively...
Published on Feb 8, 2011in Personnel Review 1.36
Nele De Cuyper36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Hans De Witte36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Purpose – This paper aims to investigate associations between self‐rated employability (SRE) and affective organizational commitment and performance to probe the so‐called management paradox, namely the idea that SRE relates to performance, but also to reduced commitment. SRE concerns the workers' perception about all available (quantitative SRE) or instead better (qualitative SRE) job opportunities on the internal (internal SRE) and/or the external (external SRE) labour market. This leads to fo...
Published on Dec 1, 2010in Journal of Business and Psychology 2.58
Jaclyn M. Jensen10
Estimated H-index: 10
(GW: George Washington University),
Richard A. Opland1
Estimated H-index: 1
(LBSU: California State University, Long Beach),
Ann Marie Ryan44
Estimated H-index: 44
(MSU: Michigan State University)
Purpose This study extends the research on counterproductive work behavior (CWB) by examining the psychological contract breaches that trigger employee CWB. Specifically, we explored the relationship between transactional and relational contract breach and five forms of CWB (abuse, production deviance, sabotage, theft, and withdrawal). Further, we considered the role of situational and individual factors that mitigate CWB engagement and examined the moderating effects of organizational policies ...
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Published on Sep 1, 2019in Human Resource Management Review 3.63
Karen Pak1
Estimated H-index: 1
(HAN University of Applied Sciences),
Dorien Kooij17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Tilburg University)
+ 1 AuthorsMarc van Veldhoven28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Tilburg University)
Abstract Organisations are challenged to retain older workers, however knowledge on how this should be done is scattered. The aim of this paper is to integrate knowledge on the actions organisations can take to facilitate the extension of working lives by identifying and examining the effectiveness of Human Resource Management activities directed at the extension of working lives. To this end a systematic review was conducted, which identified 110 peer-reviewed and unpublished empirical articles...
Published on Jun 20, 2019in Personnel Review 1.36
Kristien Philippaers2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Nele De Cuyper6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Anneleen Forrier12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Ellen Houben (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Nele De Cuyper6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
+ -3 AuthorsAnneleen Forrier12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Learning to become employable is a catch phrase often used to highlight the importance of upskilling in today’s knowledge-based labor market. Yet, evidence on the relationship between work-related ...
Published on Mar 21, 2018in Journal of Career Development 1.43
Anahí Van Hootegem2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Hans De Witte4
Estimated H-index: 4
(NWU: North-West University)
+ 1 AuthorsTinne Vander Elst14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
This study investigates the relationship between job insecurity and the willingness to undertake training, accounting for perceived employability. Drawing on conservation of resources theory, we hypothesize that job insecurity negatively relates to the willingness to participate in training to strengthen the internal and external labor market position and that perceived employability has a buffering effect on this relationship. The hypotheses were tested among 560 Belgian employees using structu...
Nele De Cuyper6
Estimated H-index: 6
,
Anahí Van Hootegem2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 2 AuthorsH. de Witte34
Estimated H-index: 34
Felt job insecurity is commonly seen as a stressor that is tied to a specific segment of employees and which implies overall negative outcomes. We challenge this view based on the new career rhetoric that assumes that felt job insecurity is widespread, although not necessarily problematic; rather, on the contrary, that felt job insecurity may promote career growth and development. Accordingly, our first aim concerns the distribution of felt quantitative and qualitative job insecurity, and our se...
Magnus Sverke31
Estimated H-index: 31
,
Lena Låstad3
Estimated H-index: 3
+ 2 AuthorsKatharina Näswall21
Estimated H-index: 21
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 ass...
Published on Jun 20, 2019in Personnel Review 1.36
Kristien Philippaers2
Estimated H-index: 2
,
Nele De Cuyper6
Estimated H-index: 6
,
Anneleen Forrier12
Estimated H-index: 12
Published on Apr 12, 2019in Frontiers in Psychology 2.13
Jesus Yeves , Mariana Bargsted1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UAI: Adolfo Ibáñez University)
+ 2 AuthorsGabriela Cavada
Workforce ageing and the need to work longer implies several challenges worldwide. Due to the potential for career prolongation, one such implication is to understand how age and perceived employability buffers relationship effects between job insecurity and job satisfaction. Therefore, this research aims to investigate the moderating roles of perceived employability and age on the relationship between job insecurity and job satisfaction. Hypotheses were tested using a three-way interaction mode...
Published on Mar 4, 2019in Personnel Review 1.36
Bing Ma (Xi'an Polytechnic University), Shanshi Liu (SCUT: South China University of Technology)+ 1 AuthorsGuimei Ma (Xi'an Polytechnic University)
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. F...
Published on Nov 5, 2018in International Journal of Manpower 0.88
Sofija Pajic1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UvA: University of Amsterdam),
Ádám Keszler (BT: BT Group)+ 2 AuthorsDeanne N. Den Hartog44
Estimated H-index: 44
(UvA: University of Amsterdam)
Purpose With the ageing global population the demand for nursing jobs and the requirements for complex care provision are increasing. In consequence, nursing professionals need to be ready to adapt, obtain variety of skills and engage in career self-management. The purpose of this paper is to investigate individual, micro-level, resources and behaviors that can facilitate matching processes between nursing professionals and their jobs. Design/methodology/approach A survey-based study was conduct...