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ERIC Number: EJ1064690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: EISSN-1941-3432
How Does the Economic Crisis Affect the Psychological Well-Being? Comparing College Students and Employees
Wetzel, Kathrin; Mertens, Anne; Röbken, Heinke
Research in Higher Education Journal, v18 Dec 2012
Little is known about differences in the impact of economic stress on students as compared to persons holding secure job positions. Besides the macroeconomic effects, an economic downturn can also affect individual's physical health and psychological well-being (Aytaç & Rankin, 2009). Prior research showed that socio-demographic characteristics and conditions (e.g. age, gender, job status, or education) are associated with people's mental health (Hobfoll, 1998). The present study addressed two general questions: how people perceive their financial situation and their employability in the time following a financial crisis and whether or not these crisis-based appraisals of their economic standing have influence on their mental health. Of particular interest to this study was to explore these issues across occupational status (college students versus employees) and gender.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale