Job security and job insecurity can be viewed as opposite sides of the same coin. Simply defined, job security is assured continuity of one’s job, and job insecurity is the uncertainty that one’s job will continue. The term job insecurity, rather than job security, is more commonly used in the literature.

A more comprehensive definition of job insecurity is powerlessness to assure desired continuity of one’s job or job components when either the job or its components are threatened. The term job insecurity can refer not only to the potential loss of the job itself, but also to the threatened loss of key components of the job, such as supervisory activities or pay. The fuller definition of job insecurity is derived from underlying themes of anticipation, ...

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