The Psychological Impact of Agency Worker Utilisation A Qualitative Psychological Study

Toms, Simon and Biggs, David M (2014) The Psychological Impact of Agency Worker Utilisation A Qualitative Psychological Study. In: Annual International Conference on Business Strategy and Organizational Behaviour, 21 - 22 July 2014, Singapore.

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Abstract

Agency work represents a unique form of employment that has received increased attention in recent years. Supporters of the agency employment industry have cited increased accessibility and flexibility at an individual and organisational level, yet critics have highlighted disparities in treatment and the limited protection afforded by the contract. Previous psychological studies into the working experiences of these employees have forwarded a series of findings that have frequently conflicted, so this paper begins by exploring research into the areas of motive, job satisfaction, job security, and organisational support. The purpose of this paper is to better understand how this form of employment can psychologically affect agency workers by focusing upon these key areas.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published article: Toms, Simon and Biggs, David M (2014) The psychological impact of agency worker utilisation. Employee Relations, 36 (6). pp. 622-641. ISSN 0142-5455 Full Text: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/2169/
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Psychological Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 25 May 2016 11:28
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2017 13:52
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3552

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