Exploring Personal Experience of Wartime Crisis Effects on Job Insecurity in Syria



Mahmoud, A ORCID: 0000-0002-3790-1107 and Reisel, W
(2015) Exploring Personal Experience of Wartime Crisis Effects on Job Insecurity in Syria. Psychology of Human Resource Journal, 13 (2).

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Abstract

The present research was conducted in Syria during the crisis conditions facing the nation in the years 2011-2014. We hypothesized that the broad effects of the Personal Experience of Wartime Crisis (PEoWTC) would be strongly and positively associated with increased job insecurity. We reasoned that employees are likely to experience intense unpredictability at work as a direct or indirect function of the national crisis. This line of inquiry represents a first in job insecurity research because PEoWTC has not previously been examined as a predictor of job insecurity. Thus, this research analyzes a new predictor of job insecurity, i.e., PEoWTC, and how its effects are indirectly transmitted via job insecurity to several organizational outcomes. Using a cross-sectional design, our preliminary data come from a sample consisting of 129 professionals, managers, and administrators. Our results show that PEoWTC positively predicts job insecurity. Additionally, our findings indicate that job insecurity significantly mediates the relationships between PEoWTC and job satisfaction, affective commitment, intention to quit, and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB).

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2016 08:28
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2021 08:05
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3004119