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ERIC Number: ED307529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb-16
Pages: 11
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The Scenario of an Unemployed Auto Worker.
Dilanian, Seta M.
This case study examined the effects of unemployment upon an unskilled 31-year-old male client who had been laid off his job as an assembly line automobile worker after 13 years. Instead of searching for employment the client was sleeping late, watching television, and spending time at a local tavern. The general hypothesis tested was that the client's avoidance behavior was correlated with his feelings of fatigue, possible incompetence, and insecurity. Clinical assessment tasks included introspective self-reports, completion of data charts, evaluation of records, role playing, and clinical observations. A behavioral contract was made in which the client attended a job interview and completed an application. The results indicated a marked difference between behavior patterns before clinical intervention and after in the manner in which the client viewed himself as well as his behavior patterns in seeking his goals. Each day the client looked for a job by logging the date, amount of time spent in searching, and the number of jobs applied for during the week. After a designated period of time set by the contract the client should progress to the next stage of retraining. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - General
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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