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n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Exploring the attenuating influence of organisational communication and restorative strategy on subjective job insecurity in merged banks

Volume 22, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1117-1421
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Abstract

Although, theoretical arguments about the attenuating influence of positive organisational communication and restorative strategy on subjective job insecurity have been made in the literature, no research has investigated this possibility in the Nigerian banking sector where triggers of job insecurity such as mergers, acquisitions, layoffs and downsizing are an increasing phenomenon. This study examines the attenuating influence of organisational communication and restorative strategy on reported job insecurity and tested their interaction with relevant demographic variables. Data were obtained from 215 employees in three merged banks located in a major Nigerian city using a questionnaire. Results indicated that employees who perceived higher levels of positive organizational communication and restorative strategy practices reported significantly lower levels of job insecurity compared to employees who perceived lower levels of organisational communication and restorative strategy. Contrary to hypothesis, there was no significant interaction effect of organisational communication, restorative strategy and age. Having or not having a mentor affected the attenuating influence of organisational communication and restorative strategy on job insecurity. Practical implications of findings for intervention in the banking sector are discussed.

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2014-03-01
2016-12-11

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