Differences between employability, job insecurity and health in workers, and unemployed





employability, job insecurity, health, unemployment, workers


Unemployment and job insecurity have negative effects on health, although employability may be able to mediate these effects. The objective of this article is to analyze the possible differences between workers and unemployed in employability and psychosocial health variables, as well as to explore the role of employability and job insecurity in the active population in psychosocial health. For this, quasiexperimental methodology was used, where a questionnaire evaluating employability, job insecurity and psychosocial health variables was administered to 97 workers (35 unemployed and 62 in active). Results showed that employability is higher in unemployed and that high scores in this construct are associated with negative emotions. On the other hand, in the active population, having high levels of job insecurity were associated with psychological distress and low satisfaction and self-efficacy. These results are discussed considering that employability could be buffer the negative health consequences derived from unemployment and job insecurity.


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How to Cite

Serrano Rosa, M. A., Baena, S., & Molins-Correa, F. (2018). Differences between employability, job insecurity and health in workers, and unemployed. Acción Psicológica, 15(1), 87–102. https://doi.org/10.5944/ap.15.1.20945



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