A study examined the effects of individual differences and situational characteristics on individuals' use of 6 job loss coping strategies among laid-off industrial workers. In each case the predictors explained a significant portion of the variance (30%-47%) although different predictors were significantly associated with each of the 6 coping strategies. The results also suggest that the use of problem-focused and symptom-focused coping strategies are complementary rather than mutually exclusive.
Job loss, Coping strategies, Unemployment, Layoffs, Severance pay, Psychological stress, Job hunting, Optimism, Communities
Organizational Behavior and Theory
Strategy and Organisation
Journal of Organizational Behavior
LEANA, Carrie R.; FELDMAN, Daniel C.; and TAN, Gilbert.
Predictors of Coping Behavior after a Layoff. (1998). Journal of Organizational Behavior. 19, (1), 85-97. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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