How do we feel and behave when we’re not permanent full-time employees? The case of the diverse forms of non-standard work
Author(s): Bernhard-Oettel, C., De Cuyper, N., Murphy, M., & Connelly, C. E.
Resource: In N. Chmiel, F. Fraccaroli, & M. Sverke (Eds.), An introduction to work and organizational psychology: An international perspective (3rd ed.). (pp. 258-275). Chichester: Wiley.
Non-standard employment is frequently used by organizations and it is often tailored to meet organizational needs. Interestingly, a diversity of arrangements has developed. This chapter provides a typology of the most commonly used non-standard contracts, and illustrates how employment and working conditions may vary. It further elaborates on the potential risks associated with non-standard work arrangements in terms of job design and psychological contract expectations, and it highlights the role of individual preferences. We also explain the inconsistent findings regarding the effects of these work arrangements on work attitudes, behaviour, well-being and health, as well as career development. Because of the complicated nature of non-standard employment, this chapter provides some useful insights for readers to understand how individuals feel and behave when they are not permanent, full-time employees.Go to publisher page View all resources
Related Research Areas: Temporary and Gig Workers