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ERIC Number: EJ775597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0787
Resilience and Unemployment: Exploring Risk and Protective Influences for the Outcome Variables of Depression and Assertive Job Searching
Moorhouse, Anne; Caltabiano, Marie L.
Journal of Employment Counseling, v44 n3 p115 Sep 2007
This study examined adult resilience in the context of the adversity of unemployment. Seventy-seven unemployed job seekers completed a self-report survey containing the Resilience Scale (G. M. Wagnild & H. M. Young, 1993), Centre for Epidemiologic Studies-Depressed Mood Scale (L. S. Radloff, 1977), and the Assertive Job Hunting Survey (H. A. Becker, 1980). Product-term regression indicated that for those unemployed persons who had resilient qualities, less depression resulted even though they had been job searching for a long time ([beta] = -0.359, p less than 0.001). Length of time job searching was positively associated with depression ([beta] = 0.41, p less than 0.01). When the outcome variable was job search assertiveness, only the main effect of resilience ([beta] = 0.492, p less than 0.001) was significant, accounting for 25.8% of the variance. The inclusion of psychological interventions to foster resilience, along with standard job search training provided by job network services, is advocated. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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