Self-esteem as a Mediator in the Relationship Between Earnings and Job Insecurity


EGE ACADEMIC REVIEW, 2024 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.21121/eab.1247943
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


When the researches on job insecurity, which is a considerable subject for both individuals and organizations, are examined, it appears that the researches examining the relationship between job insecurity, self-esteem and earnings are limited. This research aimed to analyze the mediator role of self-esteem in the relationship between earnings (wage & household income) and job insecurity. The research sample is 393 service sector employees in Kocaeli who participated willingly and opted through random sampling. Structural Equation Model was used in analysis of the data. For analyses IBM SPSS 21 and AMOS 21 were used. According to findings self-esteem mediates the relationship between earnings (wage & household income) and job insecurity, and the three variables were associated with each other. Earnings primarily affect the self-esteem of individuals, which, in turn, affect job insecurity. The increase in earnings also increase self-esteem, and this increase in self-esteem affects job insecurity perception in a negative way. Therefore job insecurity decreases. The findings are interpreted based on the relevant literature and previous studies