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Under pressure: an international comparison of job security, social security, and extra effort

Koster, F; Fleischmann, M; (2017) Under pressure: an international comparison of job security, social security, and extra effort. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy , 37 (13-14) pp. 823-839. 10.1108/IJSSP-03-2016-0031. Green open access

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Abstract

PURPOSE: Previous research leads to contrasting hypotheses about the relationship between extra effort of employees and the level of job security. According to agency theory, job security leads to lower levels of extra effort and social exchange theory argues that extra effort requires job security. The purpose of this paper is to formulate a set of hypotheses based on these theories. Besides considering them as mutually exclusive, they are integrated into a single theoretical framework that argues that both theories can apply, depending on the conditions and social context (in terms of the social security system). DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: Data from the International Social Survey Program (2005) including 22 countries from around the globe are analyzed using multilevel analysis. FINDINGS: The study provides evidence that social security moderates the relationship between job security and extra effort. ORIGINALITY/VALUE: This study differs from previous research as it focuses on two sides of insecurity in the workplace and because it analyzes a large data set to include institutional factors.

Type: Article
Title: Under pressure: an international comparison of job security, social security, and extra effort
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1108/IJSSP-03-2016-0031
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-03-2016-0031
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Organizational citizenship behaviour, Employee attitudes, Welfare state, Job security, Social security, Extra effort
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10048118
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