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.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Journal of Employment Counseling|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1999|
Wiener, K. K., Oei, T. P. S., & Creed, P. A. (1999). Predicting job seeking frequency and psychological well-being in the unemployed. Journal of Employment Counseling, 36(2), 67-81. https://doi.org/10.1002/j.2161-1920.1999.tb01010.x