Organizational Commitment, Job Insecurity and Job Involvement and Mediation Effects of Positive Emotion

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Li Zhang
Liou-Yuan Li
Jidapa Chollathanrattanapong
Guang-Lei Lu


This study aimed to investigate the effects of job insecurity on organizational
commitment and job involvement, respectively, and the mediation effects of positive
emotion thereto. The hypotheses this research addressed are (1) job insecurity has no
significant effect on organizational commitment; (2) job insecurity has a significant negative
effect on job involvement; (3) organizational commitment has a significant positive effect on
job involvement; and (4) positive emotion failed to reduce the negative effect of job
insecurity on organizational commitment and job involvement, respectively. The results
show that the powerlessness in job insecurity is a key factor related to organizational
commitment and job involvement. Also, the powerlessness in job insecurity not only affects
organizational commitment and job involvement but also affects job involvement through
organizational commitment.


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