Effects of information on job insecurity and work engagement in times of pandemic

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Anderson Betti Frare
Ilse Maria Beuren


Pandemics raise scenarios of uncertainty that afflict even people who are used to promoting information
congruence, as in fintechs. Thus, the purpose is to investigate the effects of vertical information sharing on
mitigating job insecurity and on work engagement, moderated by the credibility of the social media information
about the pandemic. A survey was carried out with employees of the largest Brazilian financial startup and
structural equation modeling and fuzzy-set QCA were applied to the data analysis. The results show that vertical
information sharing mitigates job insecurity and exerts effects on work engagement. Vertical information
sharing and absence of job insecurity are, respectively, almost always and always necessary, and sufficient for
high work engagement. Furthermore, information credibility moderates the relationship between job insecurity
and work engagement. These results provide contributions by revealing effects that are antecedents of job
insecurity and work engagement in a unique period of pandemic.


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BETTI FRARE, A. .; BEUREN, I. M. Effects of information on job insecurity and work engagement in times of pandemic. RAE - Revista de Administracao de Empresas , [S. l.], v. 60, n. 6, p. 400–412, 2020. DOI: 10.1590/S0034-759020200604. Disponível em: https://periodicos.fgv.br/rae/article/view/82919. Acesso em: 24 feb. 2024.


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