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Title: DUURZAAM INZETBAAR DANKZIJ SOCIAAL KAPITAAL - HET RENDEMENT VAN RELATIES
Authors: Boonstra
Keywords: Keywords: sustainable labour participation, employability, vitality, workability, social capital, collaboration, trust, justice, recognition and measurement Introduction: Sustainable labour participation is increasingly in the spotlight. Social Capital, a well-known phenomenon in social sciences, is also becoming more and more relevant in organizational studies. The objective of this study is to explore to what extent the elements of social capital: collaboration, trust and justice, are related to the components of sustainable labour participation: employability, vitality and workability.
Issue Date: 7-Dec-2015
Publisher: Open Universiteit Nederland
Abstract: Sustainable employable thanks to Social Capital; the return on relationships (abstract) Keywords: sustainable labour participation, employability, vitality, workability, social capital, collaboration, trust, justice, recognition and measurement Introduction: Sustainable labour participation is increasingly in the spotlight. Social Capital, a well-known phenomenon in social sciences, is also becoming more and more relevant in organizational studies. The objective of this study is to explore to what extent the elements of social capital: collaboration, trust and justice, are related to the components of sustainable labour participation: employability, vitality and workability. Background: Sustainable labour participation consists of three building blocks: vitality, work ability and employability. The factors that contribute to Sustainable labour participation were examined at different levels: individual, function, social environment, organization and society as a whole. Social capital has interfaces with social support, one of the three key factors next to leadership and interaction with customers. Social capital also has links with various social and contextual factors affecting Sustainable labour participation. Moreover, in scientific literature on Sustainable labour participation, Social Capital has been frequently indicated as a separate entity in relation to each of the building blocks of Sustainable labour participation. Methodology: The study uses a cross-sectional questionnaire survey design. The participation was voluntarily. Data of completely finished on line questionnaires were received from 144 out of 369 employees, working at a Dutch public sector organization. The data were analysed by means of scale analyses, correlation analyses, factor analyses and regression techniques. Results: Results reveal that social capital is positively related to employability and vitality. With respect to workability the relationship is less significant. Another outcome is, that given this particular organizational context, trust and justice are highly correlated. Conclusion & Discussion: The main conclusion is that Social Capital has positive effects on Sustainable labour participation, especially with respect to employability and vitality, less with respect to workability. The high correlation between the perceptions of the respondents when it comes to faith and justice, seem to indicate something in common. Looking at the nature of the questions both factors seem to express a notion of recognition and appreciation. These are basic motivators of people - in addition to belonging, contributing to a joint effort, getting attention etc. Limitations of this study are lack of variance in the responses, the specific character of the organizational context of the study, the method bias and the the sample bias.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1820/6540
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