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Job Insecurity and Employees' Taking Charge Behaviors: Testing a Moderated Mediation Model.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 01 08; 19(2)IJ

Abstract

Given the rapid changes in current technologies, business models, and work environments, organizations and managers increasingly rely on their employees' proactive behaviors, such as taking charge, to gain competitive advantages. Taking charge involves a range of risky and future-oriented behaviors, and it requires employees to work hard to achieve them in the future. For employees with high job-insecurity, their job continuity in the future is threatened. Thus, they may not be willing to take risks to do additional work that is "future-oriented". To our knowledge, the effect of job insecurity on employees' taking charge has rarely been studied. As a result, the purpose of our study is to investigate whether, how, and when job insecurity will influence taking charge. Drawing on the conservation of resources theory and proactive motivation model, we develop a theoretical model. Moreover, we employed a multi-wave and multi-source survey to test our predictions. Based on the data from 194 full-time employees paired with their direct supervisors, the results provided consistent support for the proposed hypotheses. Specifically, the results indicate that job insecurity prohibits employees' taking charge behaviors through deteriorating their work engagement. Furthermore, employees' perception of interactional justice moderates the negative influence of job insecurity on their work engagement and, consequently, their taking charge behaviors. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Economics and Management School, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China.School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China.School of Tourism Management, Sun Yat-sen University, Zhuhai 519000, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

35055518

Citation

Sun, Fang, et al. "Job Insecurity and Employees' Taking Charge Behaviors: Testing a Moderated Mediation Model." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 19, no. 2, 2022.
Sun F, Zheng A, Lan J. Job Insecurity and Employees' Taking Charge Behaviors: Testing a Moderated Mediation Model. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022;19(2).
Sun, F., Zheng, A., & Lan, J. (2022). Job Insecurity and Employees' Taking Charge Behaviors: Testing a Moderated Mediation Model. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(2). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19020696
Sun F, Zheng A, Lan J. Job Insecurity and Employees' Taking Charge Behaviors: Testing a Moderated Mediation Model. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 01 8;19(2) PubMed PMID: 35055518.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Job Insecurity and Employees' Taking Charge Behaviors: Testing a Moderated Mediation Model. AU - Sun,Fang, AU - Zheng,Anqi, AU - Lan,Junbang, Y1 - 2022/01/08/ PY - 2021/11/30/received PY - 2021/12/26/revised PY - 2022/01/06/accepted PY - 2022/1/21/entrez PY - 2022/1/22/pubmed PY - 2022/3/1/medline KW - interactional justice KW - job insecurity KW - proactive behavior KW - taking charge KW - work engagement JF - International journal of environmental research and public health JO - Int J Environ Res Public Health VL - 19 IS - 2 N2 - Given the rapid changes in current technologies, business models, and work environments, organizations and managers increasingly rely on their employees' proactive behaviors, such as taking charge, to gain competitive advantages. Taking charge involves a range of risky and future-oriented behaviors, and it requires employees to work hard to achieve them in the future. For employees with high job-insecurity, their job continuity in the future is threatened. Thus, they may not be willing to take risks to do additional work that is "future-oriented". To our knowledge, the effect of job insecurity on employees' taking charge has rarely been studied. As a result, the purpose of our study is to investigate whether, how, and when job insecurity will influence taking charge. Drawing on the conservation of resources theory and proactive motivation model, we develop a theoretical model. Moreover, we employed a multi-wave and multi-source survey to test our predictions. Based on the data from 194 full-time employees paired with their direct supervisors, the results provided consistent support for the proposed hypotheses. Specifically, the results indicate that job insecurity prohibits employees' taking charge behaviors through deteriorating their work engagement. Furthermore, employees' perception of interactional justice moderates the negative influence of job insecurity on their work engagement and, consequently, their taking charge behaviors. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed. SN - 1660-4601 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/35055518/Job_Insecurity_and_Employees'_Taking_Charge_Behaviors:_Testing_a_Moderated_Mediation_Model_ L2 - https://www.mdpi.com/resolver?pii=ijerph19020696 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -