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Does the form of employment make a difference ? Commitment of traditional, temporary, and self-employed workers.

Felfe, J. and Schmook, R. and Schyns, B. and Six, B. (2008) 'Does the form of employment make a difference ? Commitment of traditional, temporary, and self-employed workers.', Journal of vocational behavior., 72 (1). pp. 81-94.

Abstract

Increasing change in the labor market has produced new forms of employment. A growing number of people have temporary jobs or are self-employed freelancers. The aim of our study is to address these changes by introducing commitment to the form of employment as a new focus in commitment. In addition, we compare organizational commitment under conditions of these forms of employment to traditional form of employment. The study is based on several samples representing conventional and new forms of employment (overall N = 494). The results indicate that commitment to the form of employment explains variance of organizational outcomes over and above organizational commitment. Generally, commitment to the form of employment reflects an important attitude to the work situation besides commitment to the organization or occupation. The results are discussed in the light of labor market trends.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Organizational commitment, Contingent work, New forms of employment, Self-employment, Foci of commitment, Occupational commitment, OCB, Job satisfaction, Strain.
Full text:Full text not available from this repository.
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2007.10.008
Record Created:18 Jan 2011 12:35
Last Modified:20 Jan 2011 12:17

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