Knowledge, attitude and perception of people towards the increase in job insecurity in Uganda. (Case study of Kampala Central)
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This article examines a model of the domestic economy of subjective job insecurity in Uganda. Based on data on people’s knowledge, attitudes and perception toward their job security collected in schools, hospitals and organizations in Kampala central, it shows that most of the workers are aware of job insecurity and they agree that job insecurity is an undesirable feeling in any given company. Workers also agree that job insecurity is a very undesirable feeling in the working environment. Thus this shows that they have a negative attitude towards job insecurityPeoples knowledge, attitudes and perception have a significant impact on job security. The article’s findings suggest the need to decompose the different components of employment insecurity as well as disaggregate national systems of social protection when examining the impact of knowledge, attitude and perception on job insecurity. Employee uncertainty over potential job loss has often been assumed to have negative effects. From an individual perspective, it is the health and well-being of employees that may be negatively affected, while, from an organizational perspective, work behaviors and attitudes may be affected negatively. Since planning for the future might not be possible when experiencing job insecurity and life outside work may be influenced negatively as well, job insecurity can have effects on a larger societal level. One reason for the need for research on job insecurity concerns the changes that have occurred in the labor market, which have brought more uncertainty into the workforce environment. Due to the major changes in working life, certain stressors have become more prominent, with one of the most common ones concerning the uncertainty experienced over the future of one’s job, job insecurity.