Title Fear of non-employability and of economic crisis increaseworkplace harassment through lower organizational welfare orientation
Authors Giorgi G., León-Perez J.M., Montani F., Fernández-Salinero S., ORTIZ GÓMEZ, MARÍA DEL MAR, ARIZA MONTES, JOSÉ ANTONIO, Arcangeli G., Mucci N., ARIZA MONTES, JOSÉ ANTONIO, ORTIZ GÓMEZ, MARÍA DEL MAR
External publication No
Means Sustainability
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 2
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85085340977&doi=10.3390%2fsu12093876&partnerID=40&md5=3e2ea51d71124ca497655bc114da2ede
Publication date 01/01/2020
ISI 000537476200374
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85085340977
DOI 10.3390/su12093876
Abstract There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that economic crisis is a preeminent stressor (i.e., economic stress) that may worsen working conditions and expose individuals to negative acts at work (i.e., workplace bullying). Following an occupational health perspective that considers contextual factors as risk factors for workplace bullying, this study aims to examine the mediation effects of organizational orientation to employee welfare in the economic stress-workplace bullying relationship. A cross-sectional study with the participation of 1004 Italian workers from several organizations was conducted. Our results indicate that economic stress (composed of two dimensions: fear of the economic crisis and perceived non-employability) is associated with workplace bullying through the total mediation of organizational orientation to employee welfare. These results have relevant implications for psychosocial risk assessment in turbulent times. © 2020 by the author.
Keywords economic impact; financial crisis; health impact; occupational exposure; organizational framework; risk factor; welfare reform; working conditions; workplace
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