|dc.description.abstract||This study aims to examine the relationship between job insecurity, openness to
change and respectful engagement among layoff survivors. We propose that job
insecurity, measured by threat to job features and powerlessness, negatively affect
layoff survivors’ openness to change and that respectful engagement will
positively moderate these relationships. In an attempt to test our model, we use
hierarchical regression analysis on a sample consisting of employees from the
Norwegian labor market. The results show that threat to job features negatively
affect layoff survivors’ openness to change, and further indicate that respectful
engagement is an important aspect to acknowledge as it positively moderates the
relationship. However, the results also reveal that powerlessness does not have a
significant negative correlation to openness to change. In addition, the effect of
respectful engagement is not significantly positively moderating this relationship.
Implications for theory and practice, limitation and directions for future research
are also discussed.
Keywords: change, downsizing, job insecurity, job features, powerlessness, high quality connection, respectful engagement||nb_NO