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CHEW Lab: Economic Stress and Job Insecurity

Economic Stress and Job Insecurity Publications

Journal Articles:

Jiang, L., & Probst, T. M. (in press). The moderating effect of trust in management on consequences of job insecurity. Economic and Industrial Democracy.

Jiang, L., Probst, T. M., & Benson, W.  (in press). Organizational context and employee reactions to psychological contract breach: A multilevel test of competing theories. Economic and Industrial Democracy.

Probst, T. M., Petitta, L., Barbaranelli, C., & Lavaysse, L. (in press). Contingent work: Moderating the relationship between job insecurity and safety. Special Issue in Safety Science on the effects of financial crisis on occupational safety and health.

Shoss, M., Jiang, L., & Probst, T. M. (provisionally accepted). Bending without breaking: A two-study examination of resilience and job insecurity. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.

Probst, T. M. (2016).  Financial insecurity: Putting our money where our mouth is. Stress and Health, 32, 179-180. [IF: 1.926; Q2; 26/79]

Jiang, L., & Probst, T. M. (2016). A multilevel examination of affective job insecurity climate on safety outcomes. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 21, 366-377.

Probst, T. M., & Jiang, L. (2016). Mitigating physiological responses to layoff threat: An experimental test of the efficacy of two coping interventions. Special issue on Occupational Stress, Human Health and Wellbeing, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13, n° 338.

Probst, T. M., Jiang, L., & Graso, M. (2016). Leader-member exchange: Moderating the health and safety outcomes of job insecurity. Journal of Safety Research, 56, 47-56.

Graso, M., Jiang, L., Probst, T. M., & Benson, W. L.  (2014). Cross-level effects of procedural justice on faculty trust. Journal of Trust Research, 4, 147-166.

Jiang, L., & Probst, T. M. (2014). Organizational communication: A buffer in times of job insecurity. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 35(3), 557-579.

Jiang, L., Probst, T. M., & Benson, W. (2014). Why me? The frog-pond effect, relative deprivation and individual outcomes in the face of budget cuts. Work & Stress, 28, 387-403.

Schreurs, B. H. J., van Emmerik, H., De Cuyper, N., Probst, T. M., van den Heuvel, M., & Demerouti, E. (2014). Faith at work: Does religion buffer or exacerbate the negative effects of job insecurity? Career Development International, 19(7), 755 – 778. *Recipient of 2015 Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence (Highly Commended Paper).

Probst, T. M. (2013). Conducting effective stress intervention research: Strategies for achieving an elusive goal. Stress & Health, 29, 1-4.

Debus, M. E., Probst, T. M., König, C.J ., & Kleinmann, M. (2012). Catch me if I fall! Country-level resources in the job insecurity-job attitudes link. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 690-698.

Konig, C. K., Probst, T. M., Staffen, S., & Graso, M. (2011). A Swiss-U.S. comparison of the correlates of job insecurity. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 60, 141-159.

Probst, T. M. (2011). On the use, misuse, and absence of theory in stress and health research. Stress & Health, 27, 1-2.

Probst, T. M. (2010). Multi-level models of stress and well-being. Stress and Health, 26, 95-97.

Probst, T. M., & Ekore, J. (2010). An exploratory study of the costs of job insecurity in Nigeria. International Studies of Management and Organization, 40(1), 92-104.

Probst, T. M., & Strand, P. (2010). Perceiving and responding to job insecurity: A workplace spirituality perspective. Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, 7, 135-156.

Reisel, W. D., & Probst, T. M. (2010). Twenty-five years of studies of job insecurity.  International Studies of Management and Organization, 40(1), 3-5.

Reisel, W. D., Probst, T. M., Chia, S-L., Maloles, C. M., & Konig, C. K. (2010).  The effects of job insecurity on job satisfaction, organizational citizenship behavior, deviant behavior, and negative emotions of employees.  International Studies of Management and Organization, 40(1), 74-91.

Probst, T. M., Stewart, S., Gruys, M. L., & Tierney, B. W. (2007). Productivity, counterproductivity, and creativity: The ups and downs of job insecurity. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 80, 479-497.

Probst, T. M. & Lawler, J. (2006). Cultural values as moderators of the outcomes of job insecurity: The role of individualism and collectivism. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 55, 234-254.

Probst, T. M. (2005). Countering the negative effects of job insecurity through participative decision making: Lessons from the demand-control model.  Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 10, 320-329.

Probst, T. M. (2004). Recent Research of Note: Exploring employee outcomes of organizational restructuring. Organization Management Journal, 1(2), pp. 107-110.

Probst, T. M. (2004). Safety and insecurity: Exploring the moderating effect of organizational safety climate. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 9, 3-10.

Probst, T. M. (2003). Exploring employee outcomes of organizational restructuring: A Solomon four-group study. Group and Organization Management, 28, 416-439.

Probst, T.M. (2003). Development and validation of the Job Security Index and the Job Security Satisfaction Scale: A classical test theory and IRT approach. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 76, 451-467.

Probst, T. M. (2002). Layoffs and tradeoffs: Production, quality, and safety demands under the threat of job loss. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 7(3), 211-220.

Probst, T.M. & Brubaker, T.L. (2001). The effects of job insecurity on employee safety outcomes: Cross-sectional and longitudinal explorations. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 6, 139-159.

Probst, T.M. (2000). Wedded to the job: Moderating effects of job involvement on the consequences of job insecurity. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 5, 63-73.

Book Chapters and Other Non-Refereed Publications:  

Jiang, L., & Probst, T. M. (in press). The aging workforce: Psychosocial antecedents and consequences of job loss and job insecurity. In R. Burke, C. Cooper, & A. Antoniou (Eds.), The aging workforce: Individual, organizational and societal challenges. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Probst, T. M., Sinclair, R. R., & Cheung, J. (in press).  Economic stressors and well-being: Multilevel considerations. In C. Cooper & M. Leiter (Eds.) Routledge Companion to Wellbeing at Work. London, UK: Routledge.

Probst, T.M., & Lavaysse, L. (in press). Job insecurity: Implications for employee well-being. In R. Burke & K. Page (Eds.), Research Handbook on Work and Well-Being. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Gailey, N. J., & Probst, T. M. (2016). Striving for a stress-free workplace: Examining the role of positive personality on coping and burnout. In A. Antoniou & C. Cooper (Eds.), Coping, Personality and the Workplace: Responding to Psychological Crisis and Critical Events. Surrey, UK: Gower.

Probst, T. M., & Byrd, J. L. (2016). The role of personality in coping with job loss and job insecurity. In A. Antoniou & C. Cooper (Eds.), Coping, Personality and the Workplace: Responding to Psychological Crisis and Critical Events. Surrey, UK: Gower.

Probst, T.M., Jiang, L., & Benson, W. L. (2014; online). Job insecurity and anticipated job loss: A primer and exploration of possible interventions. In U. Klehe & E. van Hooft (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Job Loss and Job Search. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Jiang, L., Probst, T.M., & Sinclair, R. R. (2013). Perceiving and responding to job insecurity: The importance of multilevel contexts. In A. Antoniou & C. Cooper (Eds.), The Psychology of the Recession on the Workplace (pp. 176-195).  Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Sinclair, R. R., Probst, T. M., Hammer, L. B., & Schaffer, M. M. (2013). Low income families and occupational health: Implications for work-family conflict research and practice. In A. Antoniou & C. Cooper, (Eds.). The Psychology of the Recession on the Workplace (pp. 308-323).  Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Probst, T. M. (2012). Economic stress: Psychosocial risks in time of change.  In V. Forastieri (Ed.) SOLVE: Integrating Health Promotion into Workplace OSH Policies (pp. 300-328). Geneva, Switzerland: International Labor Organization.

Probst, T. M. (2012).  Précarité et sécurité au travail : Comment la peur de perdre son emploi menace la sécurité des salariés [Safety and insecurity: How fear of job loss can threaten employee safety.] In E. A. de Chatillon, O. Bachelard, & S. Carpentier (Eds.) Risques psychosociaux, santé et sécurité au travail: Une perspective managériale [Psychosocial risk, workplace health and safety: A managerial perspective] (pp. 135-148).  Paris, France: Vuibert AGRH.

Schoss, M., & Probst, T. M. (2012). Multilevel outcomes of economic stress: An agenda for future research. In. P. Perrewe & J. Halbesleben (Eds.), Research in Occupational Stress and Well-being (vol. 10, pp. 43-86). Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing.

Probst, T. M. (2011). Economic stress: Psychosocial risks in time of change.  In V. Forastieri (Ed.) SOLVE: Integrating Health Promotion into Workplace OSH Policies (pp. 277-306). Geneva, Switzerland: International Labor Organization.

Probst, T. M. (2011). Job insecurity: Implications for occupational health and safety. In A. Antoniou & C. Cooper (Eds.), New Directions in Organizational Psychology and Behavioral Medicine (pp. 313-328).  Farnham, UK: Gower.

Sinclair, R., Sears, L. E., Probst, T. M., & Zajack, M. (2010). A multilevel model of economic stress and employee well-being.  In J. Houdmont & S. Leka (Eds.) Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology: Global Perspectives on Research and Practice: v. 1 (pp. 1-21). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Probst, T. M. (2009). Job insecurity, unemployment, and organizational well-being: Oxymoron or possibility? In S. Cartwright and C. L. Cooper (Eds.) The Oxford handbook of organizational well-being (pp. 398-410).  Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Probst, T.M. (2009). Self-efficacy for adapting to organizational transitions: It helps, but only when the prospects are bright (p. 141-154). Reprinted in O. T. Chen (Ed.) Organizational behavior and dynamics. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Probst, T. M., & Sears, L. E. (2009). Stress during the financial crisis.  Society for Occupational Health Psychology Newsletter, 5(1), 3-4.

Probst, T. M. (2008).  Job insecurity.  In C. L. Cooper & J. Barling (Eds.) Handbook of organizational behavior (pp. 178-195).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publication, Inc.

Probst, T.M. (2007). Self-efficacy for adapting to organizational transitions: It helps, but only when the prospects are bright. In M. Pearle (Ed.) Industrial psychology research trends (pp. 9-21). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Probst, T. M. (2006).  Job security.  In J. Greenhaus & G. Callanan (Eds.) Encyclopedia of career development, Vol. 1, (pp. 442-446).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publication, Inc.

Probst, T. M. (2005). Economic stressors. In J. Barling, K. Kelloway, & M. Frone (Eds.) Handbook of work stress, (pp. 267-297). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publication, Inc.

Probst, T.M. (2004). Job insecurity: Exploring a new threat to employee safety. In J. Barling, & M. Frone (Eds.) Psychology of workplace safety, (pp. 63-80). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Probst, T.M. (2002). The impact of job insecurity on employee work attitudes, job adaptation, and organizational withdrawal behaviors. In J. M. Brett & F. Drasgow (Eds.) The psychology of work: Theoretically based empirical research (pp. 141-168). New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Probst, T. M. (1999, April 29). Involve workers in downsizing for better results. The Columbian, p. C2.

Technical Reports:

Probst, T. M., Benson, W., Graso, M., Jiang, L., & Olson, K. (2011). Effects of the budget cuts on faculty, staff, and administrative professionals: A feedback report to WSU.

Available for download here: Budget Cuts Feedback Report_FINAL.pdf