Predicting job seeking frequency and psychological well-being in the unemployed

Wiener, Karl K. K., Oei, Tian P. S. and Creed, Peter A. (1999) Predicting job seeking frequency and psychological well-being in the unemployed. Journal of Employment Counseling, 36 2: 67-81.

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Author Wiener, Karl K. K.
Oei, Tian P. S.
Creed, Peter A.
Title Predicting job seeking frequency and psychological well-being in the unemployed
Journal name Journal of Employment Counseling   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-0787
Publication date 1999-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 36
Issue 2
Start page 67
End page 81
Total pages 15
Place of publication Alexandria VA, USA
Publisher American Counseling Association
Language eng
Subject 380108 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Abstract Unemployed (n=118) and employed (n=120) people were contrasted on variables of well-being, confidence, and employment commitment. The unemployed scored lower on the General Health Questionnaire (Goldberg, 1972) and the General Self-Efficacy Scale (Sherer et al., 1982). No differences were identified on levels of employment commitment. For the unemployed sample, predictors of job seeking behavior and well-being were then examined. Intention to seek work predicted job-seeking behavior, while self-efficacy, employment commitment, and intentions to seek work predicted well-being. Results are discussed in light of current theories of job seeking behavior, and recommendations are made for practice.
Keyword Employment status
Self confidence
Work attitudes
Job search
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
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