Job insecurity and job satisfaction: the mediating effect of psychological capital

Delia Virga


The study contributes to the understanding of the mediating effect of psychological capital, as a personal resource, for the relation between qualitative and quantitative job insecurity and job satisfaction. Data were collected for a sample of 148 employees (58.8% women) from multinational companies in Romania. Hypotheses were tested using PROCESS for regression analysis with job satisfaction as a dependent variable. The results support the mediation hypothesis, namely that psychological capital mediates the relation between each type of job insecurity (qualitative and quantitative) and job satisfaction. Implications for both theory and practice are discussed.


qualitative job insecurity; quantitative job insecurity; psychological capital; job satisfaction

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