Investigation of the multidimensional model of job insecurity in China and the USA

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2006

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Lee, Cynthia
Bobko, Philip
Chen, Zhen (George)

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Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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Over a decade ago, Ashford, Lee, and Bobko (1989) developed a standard measure for those interested in assessing levels of individual job insecurity. In ensuing years, some researchers have questioned whether the entire measure is necessary. We examined the usefulness of the components of Ashford et al.'s (1989) multidimensional measure of job insecurity in both the United States and China, as well as replicating and extending prior findings regarding antecedents and consequences. Our results suggest that the call to eliminate job features or powerlessness from the fully composite measure of job insecurity is premature in both cultures. We call for more research on the utility of the fully operationalised measure. Implications of our findings are discussed.

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Applied Psychology: An International Review

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10.1111/j.1464-0597.2006.00233.x

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