Moderating role of organizational trust in the relationship between perceived job insecurity and proactive behaviour
This study examined the moderating role of organizational trust in the relationship between perceived job insecurity and proactive behaviour of bank employees. Six hundred and twenty-nine commercial bank employees (409 men and 220 women) in Akwa Ibom state, South-South, Nigeria participated in the study. They were selected from a population of 1,074 employees using purposive sampling technique, while the banks were selected using systematic sampling technique. Three instruments were used for data collection, namely, Job Insecurity Scale (JIS), Organizational Trust Inventory (OTI), and Proactive Personality Scale (PPS). Data generated were analyzed using Hayes’ regression-based PROCESS macro for SPSS in order to test the hypotheses. Result of the study revealed that job insecurity was positively related to proactive behaviour. Similarly, organizational trust was positively related to proactive behaviour. Contrary to expectation, organizational trust did not moderate the relationship between job insecurity and proactive behaviour. Based on the above relevant findings, strategies to encourage trust in the organization by workers were suggested.