Research Article

Job insecurity and psychological well-being: The moderating roles of self-perceived employability and core self-evaluations


Abstract

This study examined the relationship between job insecurity and psychological well-being of bank sector employees and the role of core self-evaluations and self-perceived employability in that relationship. Employing a two-wave panel design, we surveyed 259 casual employees of commercial banks in Southeast, Nigeria (female = 72%; mean age =35.83 years, SD = 4.70 years, range = 27 to 47 years). Regression analysis revealed higher job insecurity to predict lower psychological well-being with lower self-perceived employability. Core self-evaluations did not influence the relationship between job insecurity and psychological well-being among the casual bank employees. Self-employability may have a less well recognised personal asset of employees with job tenure uncertainty.

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