The Psychological Impact of Unemployment

The Psychological Impact of Unemployment

by Norman T. Feather
     
 

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This book is an in-depth treatment of theories and research concerning the psychological impact of unemployment. It also contains an integrated report of the author's research into unemployment effects conducted since the late 1970s at Flinders University. This research program is concerned with the effects of youth unemployment as well as the psychological impact

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This book is an in-depth treatment of theories and research concerning the psychological impact of unemployment. It also contains an integrated report of the author's research into unemployment effects conducted since the late 1970s at Flinders University. This research program is concerned with the effects of youth unemployment as well as the psychological impact of unemployment in older age groups. The theories reviewed are not restricted to those that are specifically concerned with work, and unemployment (e.g., Jahoda's latent functions approach, Warr's vitamin model) but extend more widely to encompass psychological theories concerned with the self, stress and coping, expectations and actions, causal attributions, self efficacy, learned helplessness, and life cycle development. The book is written for both undergraduate and graduate audiences in social psychology and organizational/industrial psychology, and is also relevant for industrial sociologists and health psychologists. It provides an up-to-date and organized treatment of a very important social issue from the point of view of current psychological theories.

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Feather (psychology, Flinders U. of South Australia) approaches the psychological effects of unemployment along two fronts. First, he discusses background research and theoretical approaches from the Great Depression to the present. Second, he describes a set of studies with which he has been associated for the past several years, studies initially concerned with youth unemployment, but now encompassing older age groups. In addition to substantive analysis of unemployment effects, Feather also illustrates advances in research programs, from simple cross-sectional investigations to more complex longitudinal studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461279334
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Series:
Springer Series in Social Psychology
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1990
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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