ERIC Number: ED357242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May
A Job Loss Model for Training and Development: Selected Research Abstracts. Training & Development Research Report.
Palmer-Spilker, Elizabeth; Reed, Marcia G.
Most literature on job loss concentrates on three stages: situation/condition, consequences, and solutions/responses. Very little literature exists on the transition phase of lost jobs. The reasons for involuntary job loss, also known as displacement or dislocation, are many. The displaced worker may experience both psychological effects and physiological changes; the family structure may also be affected. The most obvious impact to the job loser is economic. Currently, three primary groups formulate solutions to the issues of job loss: the government, both state and federal; organized labor; and organizations. Transition is the phase in which displaced persons can move forward to address the situation. However, there is seldom a mechanism for communicating the methods and options to the individual or to help them through the period of adjustment. Beneficial interventions include counseling, medical and psychological services, training about benefits and financial options, career planning, retraining, and advance notice of layoffs. (The 11-page report is followed by 25 abstracts of key literature on the subject of job loss. Each abstract, arranged alphabetically by author(s), consists of author, date, title, source, pagination, and a summary that consists either of purpose, participants, method, results, and discussion or purpose and description only. An attached bibliography lists 110 selections on most aspects of job loss.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Education.