STRESS FROM JOB INSECURITY AND ORGANIZATIONAL POLITICS: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY IN HONG KONG
 
Hau, W.S. and Lai, Y.W., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
 
Under the atmosphere of global economic downturn, large scale of organizational restructuring is prevailing in Hong Kong. Downsizing, salary reduction, outsourcing, and contract workers lead to job insecurity. Such kind of insecurity becomes the major element of stress to the employees (Kinnunen, Mauno, Natti and Happonen, 1999). On the other hand, To prevent from being eliminated from the competitive working units, politics in organization is also an important factor. To give Hong Kong employee insight of their stress origins and to help employers understand how their policies in the unstable economy increase stress of employees, this study focused on the antecedents of stress in the contemporary Hong Kong situation. The consequences, including job satisfaction, organizational commitment and organizational citizenship behavior were also discussed.