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dc.contributor.authorVander Elst, Tineen_US
dc.contributor.authorVan den Broeck, Anjaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDe Witte, Hansen_US
dc.contributor.authorDe Cuyper, Neleen_US
dc.identifier.citationVander Elst, T. & Van den Broeck, A., et al. 2012. The mediating role of frustration of psychological needs in the relationship between job insecurity and work related well–being. Work And Stress, 26(3):252-271. []en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study aims to test a new process underlying the negative relationship between job insecurity and work-related well-being. Specifically, based on Self-Determination Theory, frustration of the psychological needs for autonomy, belongingness and competence was expected to explain the associations between job insecurity and emotional exhaustion and vigour (i.e. the core energy-related components of burnout and work engagement, respectively). Structural equation modelling using data from a heterogeneous sample of 3185 Flemish employees confirmed that frustration of the three needs mediated the association between job insecurity and both outcomes. These results suggest that job insecurity is related to impaired work-related well-being, because it frustrates employees’ psychological needs. This study contributes to a rather small, but growing body of research on the theoretical explanations of the negative consequences of job insecurity for employees’ work-related well-being.
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.subjectEmotional exhaustion
dc.subjectWork-related stress
dc.subjectSelf-determination theory
dc.subjectPsychological need satisfaction
dc.titleThe mediating role of frustration of psychological needs in the relationship between job insecurity and work related well–beingen_US
dc.contributor.researchID25966499 - Van den Broeck, Anja
dc.contributor.researchID13285440 - De Witte, Hans

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