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The experience of employment strain and activation among temporary agency workers in Canada

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Bosmans, Kim
dc.contributor.author Lewchuk, Wayne
dc.contributor.author De Cuyper, Nele
dc.contributor.author Hardonk, Stefan C.
dc.contributor.author Van Aerden, Karen
dc.contributor.author Vanroelen, Christophe
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-10T13:28:52Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-10T13:28:52Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01
dc.identifier.citation Bosmans, K., Lewchuk, W., De Cuyper, N., Hardonk, S., Van Aerden, K., & Vanroelen, C. (2017). The experience of employment strain and activation among temporary agency workers in Canada. Society, Health & Vulnerability, 8(1), 1306914. doi:10.1080/20021518.2017.1306914
dc.identifier.issn 2002-1518
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/326
dc.description.abstract This article integrates the employment strain model with the social stress model in order to reveal the mechanisms that explain the relation between precarious employment and mental well-being. This model is applied to the case of temporary agency employment by analysing 41 in-depth interviews with temporary agency workers from Canada. The results show how temporary agency workers perceive employment-related uncertainties and efforts mainly as negative and to a lesser extent as positive experiences, respectively evoking strain or activation. Further, it is revealed how uncertainties and efforts mutually reinforce each other, which increases strain, and how support can serve as a buffer.
dc.description.sponsorship This work is supported by a research grant [FWO1.1.B13.12N] and a travel grant [V4.018.14N] assigned to the first author by the Research Foundation Flanders. The data collection is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and by funds made available by McMaster University and United Way Toronto.
dc.format.extent 1306914
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Informa UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofseries Society, Health & Vulnerability;8(1)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Employment strain
dc.subject Precarious employment
dc.subject Qualitative research
dc.subject Social stress model
dc.subject Temporary agency employment
dc.subject Megindlegar rannsóknir
dc.subject Atvinnumál
dc.subject Streita
dc.subject Farandverkafólk
dc.title The experience of employment strain and activation among temporary agency workers in Canada
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Society, Health & Vulnerability
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/20021518.2017.1306914
dc.contributor.department Rannsóknasetur í fötlunarfræðum (HÍ)
dc.contributor.department Centre for Disability Studies (UI)
dc.contributor.school Félagsvísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Social Sciences (UI)

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