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July 2014

JKU Study Shows Effects of Job Uncertainty

Particularly in times of financial crisis, employment shifts and for some people this means job uncertainty and fear of being laid off. The impact of this type of job uncertainty has been explored in a long-term study conducted by the Department of Labor, Organizational and Media Psychology at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz. The result: job uncertainty has negative consequences on employees' job attitudes which, in turn, can negatively affect the company. The company could experience a higher level of employees ready to quit, leading to the loss of some their best employees. The study results were published in the renowned Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.

Be Your Own Boss – Linz Students are Front-Runners in Entrepreneurship

Students have many options after completing a university degree and one of those options includes starting a business. The Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students’ Survey (GUESSS) is the first global study to explore the entrepreneurial intention and activity of university students. Over 93,000 students from 26 countries took part in the 2011 survey and one of the results clearly showed that internationally, JKU students have above average “entrepreneurial spirit”.