Recessionary changes at work and employee well-being: the protective roles of national- and workplace institutions

Ogbonnaya, Chidiebere, Gahan, Peter and Eib, Constanze (2019) Recessionary changes at work and employee well-being: the protective roles of national- and workplace institutions. European Journal of Industrial Relations. ISSN 0959-6801

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Abstract

The recession following the 2008 financial crisis brought major changes to employees’ experiences at work. We investigate the adverse effects of two of such changes: perceived organizational distress and job deterioration. We also examine the extent to which institutions at national level (employment protection legislation and collective bargaining coverage) and at workplace level (employment contract and union membership) may act as buffers against these effects. Using data from 21 European countries, we show that recessionary changes were associated with reduced psychological well-being and greater levels of work–nonwork interference.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Recession, perceived organizational distress, job deterioration, institutions, well-being, Europe
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Research Centres and Groups: Future of Work Hub
Depositing User: Chidiebere Ogbonnaya
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 14:23
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 16:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/80428

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