Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Management

Title

Longitudinal effects of job insecurity on employee outcomes: The moderating role of emotional intelligence and the leader-member exchange

Language

English

Abstract

The longitudinal study reported herein examines the buffering effects of individual and social resources (emotional intelligence and the leader-member exchange relationship) on the relationships between job insecurity and employee reactions (somatic complaints and organizational commitment) and the relationships between employee reactions over time. The results of this study, which was based on data drawn from 157 nurses employed by three hospitals in China, indicate that emotional intelligence moderates the relationship between job insecurity and somatic complaints at both Time 1 (T1) and Time 2 (T2) and that the leader-member exchange relationship (LMX) buffers the effects of somatic complaints at T1 on organizational commitment at T2. Overall, the findings reveal that the ability of employees to deal with their emotions and their relationships with their supervisors is an important resource that serves to protect employee outcomes when job security is uncertain. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Keywords

China, Emotional intelligence, Job insecurity, Leader-member exchange, Organizational commitment, Somatic complaints

Publication Date

2012

Source Publication Title

Asia Pacific Journal of Management

Volume

29

Issue

3

Start Page

709

End Page

728

Publisher

Springer Verlag

DOI

10.1007/s10490-010-9227-3

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10490-010-9227-3

ISSN (print)

02174561

ISSN (electronic)

15729958

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