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Autonomy and Workload in Relation to Temporary and PermanentWorkers’ Job Involvement: A Test in Belgium and Finland

Autonomy and Workload in Relation to Temporary and PermanentWorkers’ Job Involvement: A Test in... The aim of the study was to investigate contract type (temporary vs. permanentemployment) as a possible moderator in the relationship between autonomy andworkload on the one hand, and job involvement on the other hand in samples fromtwo countries: Belgium and Finland. The results on possible interactions weresimilar in the two countries. Contract type moderated the relationship betweenautonomy and job involvement: The relationship was stronger in permanent than intemporary workers. No moderation was found for workload. Instead, workloadassociated positively with job involvement in both temporary and permanentworkers. These findings are discussed with reference to the activationhypothesis as implied in the Job Demand-Control Model and earlier insights frompsychological contract theory and research. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Personnel Psychology American Psychological Association

Autonomy and Workload in Relation to Temporary and PermanentWorkers’ Job Involvement: A Test in Belgium and Finland

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 Hogrefe Publishing
ISSN
1866-5888
eISSN
2190-5150
DOI
10.1027/1866-5888/a000004
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Abstract

The aim of the study was to investigate contract type (temporary vs. permanentemployment) as a possible moderator in the relationship between autonomy andworkload on the one hand, and job involvement on the other hand in samples fromtwo countries: Belgium and Finland. The results on possible interactions weresimilar in the two countries. Contract type moderated the relationship betweenautonomy and job involvement: The relationship was stronger in permanent than intemporary workers. No moderation was found for workload. Instead, workloadassociated positively with job involvement in both temporary and permanentworkers. These findings are discussed with reference to the activationhypothesis as implied in the Job Demand-Control Model and earlier insights frompsychological contract theory and research.

Journal

Journal of Personnel PsychologyAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Jan 1, 2010

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