Job Insecurity and Adjustment Problems in Employees of Private Sectors

Author: Sana Sheikh

Supervisor: Ms. Shazia Khalid

Degree: MPhil

Year: (2010-2012)

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research aimed to investigate the relationship between job insecurity and adjustment (occupational) in employees of private sectors. The sample was composed of (N = l00) employees of five private Telecom companies. Demographical information was collected through self constructed demographic questionnaire. Job insecurity questionnaire by Baran, M. (2003) was used to measure job insecurity level and Adjustment inventory for adults by Bell, H. M. (1934) was used to measure occupational adjustment. Descriptive and Inferential Statistics were also used for data analysis. Results revealed that there is negative correlation between job insecurity and adjustment.

Keywords:  job insecurity, adjustment problems, private sector.

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