Job Insecurity as a Social Psychological Phenomenon



The paper addresses a relatively new phenomenon of job insecurity. It provides an analysis of the various interpretations of the phenomenon given by Russian and foreign researchers, focuses on its social economical determinants and consequences for individuals and organizations. The paper concludes with an outline of some possible ways of overcoming the negative consequences of job insecurity — as for individuals, as for organizations, as for the society as a whole. The research was conducted with the assistance of the Russian Foundation for Humanities and the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Bashkortostan (project № 15-16-02017 “Attitude to Work and Job Insecurity”).

General Information

Keywords: employment, unemployment, job insecurity, coping resources

Journal rubric: Applied Research and Practice

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Chuykova T.S. Job Insecurity as a Social Psychological Phenomenon. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2015. Vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 139–149. DOI: 10.17759/sps.2015060410. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Tatiyana S. Chuykova, PhD in Psychology, associate professor at the Chair of Applied Psychology and Deviantology, M. Akmullah Bashkir State Pedagogical University, e-mail:



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