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ERIC Number: EJ866894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0787
Unemployment, Social Support, Individual Resources, and Job Search Behavior
Slebarska, Katarzyna; Moser, Klaus; Gunnesch-Luca, George
Journal of Employment Counseling, v46 n4 p159-170 Dec 2009
The authors investigated the relation between the social support received by unemployed individuals (N = 104) and their job search behavior. A moderated mediation model demonstrated that the effect of social support on job search behaviors was mediated by self-esteem but only if adequacy of social support was perceived as low. In addition, the effect of social support on job search behavior was partially mediated by optimistic expectations and resilience. In sum, social support seems to be a resource with complex and partially surprising effects on job search behavior. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Social Support Questionnaire