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

Karl Kilian Wiener, Tian P.S. Oei, Peter A. Creed

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-81
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Employment Counseling
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1999

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