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International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology, 2022, 4(12); doi: 10.25236/IJFS.2022.041210.

Influence of job security on intertemporal choice under home isolation in the epidemic closure


Wang Haiqing1, Chen Danli2, Chen Tingwei1, Su Weilin1

Corresponding Author:
Wang Haiqing

1Institute of Analytical Psychology, City University of Macao, Macao, China

2School of Psychology and Mental Health, North China University of Science and Technology, Hebei, China


The protracted battle of COVID-19 has had an impact on people's work, and the epidemic prevention and control state of universal home quarantine has caused many problems as work progress has been stalled and people's livelihood income is difficult to secure. The purpose of this study is to investigate the differences in job security, economic insecurity and job anxiety of different staff under the home isolation status of the prolonged epidemic closure; and the impact of job security on intertemporal choice. In this study, 300 questionnaires were randomly distributed in Ji'an City by questionnaire method, and 294 valid questionnaires were collected (119 males and 175 females). Through statistical analysis of spss data, job security, economic insecurity and job anxiety were significantly different across job types; economic insecurity and job anxiety were significantly and positively correlated (p<0.001); job security was significantly and positively correlated with intertemporal choice (p<0.001) and could positively predict intertemporal choice. Jobs with high job security and economic security are different from people's general perception; commercial service providers have lower job security and economic security, and other types of workers have higher job anxiety. Society and the state should pay attention to the commercial service workers' and guarantee their job stability and salary; improving job security is important for people's long-term interest decisions.


Job anxiety; Job security; Economic security; Intertemporal choice; Delayed discounting

Cite This Paper

Wang Haiqing, Chen Danli, Chen Tingwei, Su Weilin. Influence of job security on intertemporal choice under home isolation in the epidemic closure. International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology (2022), Vol. 4, Issue 12: 53-59. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFS.2022.041210.


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