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An investigation into the effects of permanent and non permanent contracts on employee well being and employment insecurity

Perry, Holly (2018) An investigation into the effects of permanent and non permanent contracts on employee well being and employment insecurity. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between contract type and employee wellbeing and job insecurity within the Irish workforce. To this end, the paper examines whether or not permanent and non permanent forms of employment have a detrimental or beneficial effect on employee well-being and whether or not temporary employment brings high levels of job insecurity.

This paper adopts a cross-sectional research design and takes a quantitive approach using secondary data from the fourth wave of the European Quality of Life survey. The survey consisted of 1011 participants, of which 309 were currently employed under forms of permanent and temporary contracts at the time, with the latter group forming the sample population. A stratified, clustered, multi stage sample design was used to select the respondents and random probability sampling procedures were used throughout all stages of the sample selection.

Data analysis is performed with hypotheses supported that there is a relationship between contract type and employee wellbeing and job insecurity. A logistic regression model is built to test the data, however, it does not account for a high degree of variance. Findings point towards a positive relationship between life satisfaction and job satisfaction, as well as a positive relationship between health and job insecurity but there was no significant relationship found between contract type and employee wellbeing and job insecurity.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 11:06
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2018 11:06
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3308

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