International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Job Insecurity and Affective Commitment in Seasonal Versus Permanent Workers
Banu S. Ünsal-Akbiyik, K. Övgü Çakmak-Otluoglu, Hans De Witte

The purpose of the present study is to compare seasonal with permanent workers in terms of job insecurity and affective commitment. We also investigate whether job insecurity mediates the relationship between contract type and affective commitment. Surveys from 161 seasonal and 107 permanent workers in the tourism sector in Turkey were analyzed using MANOVA and mediated regression analysis. The results demonstrate that seasonal workers perceive higher job insecurity compared to permanent workers. They are also affectively less committed to their organizations than permanent workers. Furthermore, job insecurity does not mediate the relationship between contract type and affective commitment. Most of the existing empirical research has focused on temporary and fixed-term workers. We examine seasonal workers, a category that is rarely studied.

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