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The Role of Job Security in Understanding the Relationship Between Employees' Perceptions of Temporary Workers and Employees' Performance.

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Date

2005

Authors

Maria Kraimer, Sandy Wayne , and Robert Liden

Abstract

On the basis of psychological contract and social cognition theories, the authors explored the role of full-time employees' perceived job security in explaining their reactions to the use of temporary workers by using a sample of 149 full-time employees who worked with temporaries. As hypothesized, employees' perceived job security negatively related to their perceptions that temporaries pose a threat to their jobs, but it did not relate to their perceptions that temporaries are beneficial. Furthermore, employees' job security moderated the relationships between benefit and threat perceptions and supervisor ratings of job performance. For those with high job security, there was a positive relationship between benefit perceptions and performance. For those with low job security, there was a negative relationship between threat perceptions and performance. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

Journal title

Journal of Applied Psychology

Volume

90

Issue

2

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Economic sectors

General relevance - all sectors

Content types

Statistics on work and life conditions

Target groups

Researchers

Geographical focuses

United States, Global relevance, and Regional relevance

Spheres of activity

Psychology

Languages

English