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Well-Being and Organizational Attitudes in Alternative Employment: The Role of Contract and Job Preferences
Stockholm University.
K.U. Leuven, Belgium.
Stockholm University.
Mälardalen University, Department of Social Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5928-7988
2008 (English)In: International Journal of Stress Management, ISSN 1072-5245, E-ISSN 1573-3424, Vol. 15, no 4, p. 345-363Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study focuses upon the heterogeneity in the contemporary workforce in relation to well-being and organizational attitudes. This heterogeneity may concern (a) the specific type of contract (permanent full-time vs. alternative arrangements; e.g., permanent part-time, fixed-term, and on-call work), (b) job and contract preferences, or (c) specific combinations of contract type and preferences. The authors argue that working in alternative employment, but also being in a nonpreferred contract or job may imply stress and, hence, strain (i.e., poor well-being). This may lead to withdrawal from the organization (i.e., poor organizational attitudes). A combination of the stressors may strengthen these effects. Analyses of questionnaire data from Sweden collected in 2004 (N = 716) reveal that preferences, particularly preferences for the job and partly also for the contract, were associated with the outcomes. Contract heterogeneity was not informative for well-being, while it was for differences in reported organizational attitudes. Type of employment contract interacted with job and contract preferences: for permanent full-time workers, job preferences displayed stronger associations with well-being and attitudes than for workers in alternative employment. 

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2008. Vol. 15, no 4, p. 345-363
Keywords [en]
organizational attitudes, part-time work, preferences, temporary work, well-being
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-20681DOI: 10.1037/a0013869Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-58149487171OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-20681DiVA, id: diva2:638610
Available from: 2013-07-31 Created: 2013-07-31 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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