The moderating effect of the need for closure in the relationship between job insecurity, job performance and mental health was investigated. The need for closure refers to a motivated need for certainty, intolerance of ambiguity and preference for predictability. It was argued that the need for closure may function as a psychological moderator in dealing with job insecurity. Participants comprised 287 workers, who were administered a self-reported questionnaire. Results confirmed the negative relationship between job insecurity, performance and mental health. The need for closure was positively related to job performance and unrelated to mental health. More interestingly, the need for closure exhibited multifaceted patterns of interactions with the different components of job insecurity. Higher need for closure revealed a buffering effect in conditions of higher quantitative job insecurity. In this case, individuals high (vs low) in the need for closure reported better job performance and mental health. Conversely, when qualitative job insecurity was higher, individuals high (vs low) in the need for closure reported an impaired job performance and mental health.

Job insecurity influence on job performance and mental health: Testing the moderating effect of the need for closure / Chirumbolo, Antonio; Areni, Alessandra. - In: ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL DEMOCRACY. - ISSN 0143-831X. - STAMPA. - 31:2(2010), pp. 195-214. [10.1177/0143831x09358368]

Job insecurity influence on job performance and mental health: Testing the moderating effect of the need for closure

CHIRUMBOLO, Antonio;ARENI, Alessandra
2010

Abstract

The moderating effect of the need for closure in the relationship between job insecurity, job performance and mental health was investigated. The need for closure refers to a motivated need for certainty, intolerance of ambiguity and preference for predictability. It was argued that the need for closure may function as a psychological moderator in dealing with job insecurity. Participants comprised 287 workers, who were administered a self-reported questionnaire. Results confirmed the negative relationship between job insecurity, performance and mental health. The need for closure was positively related to job performance and unrelated to mental health. More interestingly, the need for closure exhibited multifaceted patterns of interactions with the different components of job insecurity. Higher need for closure revealed a buffering effect in conditions of higher quantitative job insecurity. In this case, individuals high (vs low) in the need for closure reported better job performance and mental health. Conversely, when qualitative job insecurity was higher, individuals high (vs low) in the need for closure reported an impaired job performance and mental health.
2010
* job insecurity * job performance * mental health * moderation analysis * need for closure; mental health; job insecurity; need for closure; job performance; moderation analysis
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Job insecurity influence on job performance and mental health: Testing the moderating effect of the need for closure / Chirumbolo, Antonio; Areni, Alessandra. - In: ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL DEMOCRACY. - ISSN 0143-831X. - STAMPA. - 31:2(2010), pp. 195-214. [10.1177/0143831x09358368]
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