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Revista de Administração de Empresas

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CESARIO, Francisco Santos; GUILLEN GESTOSO, Carlos  and  MONTALBAN PEREGRIN, F. Manuel. Work contracts, commitment and job satisfaction: moderated by employability. Rev. adm. empres. [online]. 2012, vol.52, n.3, pp. 345-359. ISSN 0034-7590.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-75902012000300006.

The search for flexible practices of human resources management comes playing an important role for the strategic organizational development and specially in contexts of deep economic and financial crisis like the present one in Portugal, with an increasing unemployment and a generalized climate of job insecurity. This study tries to examine if perception of employability by employees moderates the relationship between flexible forms of hiring, such as temporary work, and job attitudes like affective commitment and job satisfaction. Results suggest the moderating role of employability for workers under direct contract with the organization but this interaction has not been pointed for workers with an temporary work contract with Employment Agencies.

Keywords : Employability; commitment; job satisfaction; temporary employment.

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