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Work in the 21st century requires new understanding in organizational behaviour; how individuals interact together to get work done. This volume brings together research on essential topics such as motivation, job satisfaction, leadership, compensation, organizational justice, communication, intra- and inter-team functioning, judgement and decision-making, organizational development and change. Psychological insights are offered on management interventions, organizational theory, organizational productivity, organizational culture and climate, strategic management, stress, and job loss and unemployment.

Job Loss and the Experience of Unemployment: International Research and Perspectives
Job loss and the experience of unemployment: International research and perspectives

This chapter reviews major research and issues regarding the psychological experience of unemployment. Current evidence depicts unemployment as a predominantly stressful life experience. Factors shown to predict variations in the negativity of the unemployment experience include individuals' levels of financial hardship, commitment to employment, ability to structure time, social support, and coping. Research suggests job-search intensity and job-search interventions increase reemployment probability along with other critical factors such as the job seeker's occupational area, qualifications, demographic background, and level of unemployment insurance. The increasing prevalence of layoffs are discussed along with how layoff survivors are affected. The review is couched within an international context, ...

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