Job insecurity, coping strategies and resilience
Wakudumira, Anne Nabunya
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The purpose of the study was to find the relationship between job insecurity, coping strategies and resilience of employees who stay on to work after others have been laid off through restructuring. Questionnaires were given out to 300 employees in various organizations in Kampala and Jinja who had experienced restructuring. Data was analysed using biserial and Spearman rank correlation coefficients. Results showed that there was a significant positive relationship between job insecurity and coping strategies, between coping strategies and resilience. Results also showed a significant negative relationship between job insecurity and resilience. The use of coping strategies, both problem-focused and emotion-focused, was associated with resilience of employees who experience job insecurity. Effective use of appropriate coping strategies can bring positive outcomes.