The Oxford Handbook of Job Loss and Job Search

The Oxford Handbook of Job Loss and Job Search


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Job search is and always has been an integral part of people's working lives. Whether one is brand new to the labor market or considered a mature, experienced worker, job seekers are regularly met with new challenges in a variety of organizational settings. Edited by Ute-Christine Klehe and Edwin A.J. van Hooft, The Oxford Handbook of Job Loss and Job Search provides readers with one of the first comprehensive overviews of the latest research and empirical knowledge in the areas of job loss and job search.

Multidisciplinary in nature, Klehe, van Hooft, and their contributing authors offer fascinating insight into the diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives from which job loss and job search have been studied, such as psychology, sociology, labor studies, and economics. Discussing the antecedents and consequences of job loss, as well as outside circumstances that may necessitate a more rigorous job hunt, this Handbook presents in-depth and up-to-date knowledge on the methods and processes of this important time in one's life. Further, it examines the unique circumstances faced by different populations during their job search, such as those working job-to-job, the unemployed, mature job seekers, international job seekers, and temporary employed workers.

Job loss and unemployment are among the worst stressors individuals can encounter during their lifetimes. As a result, this Handbook concludes with a discussion of the various types of interventions developed to aid the unemployed. Further, it offers readers important insights and identifies best practices for both scholars and practitioners working in the areas of job loss, unemployment, career transitions, outplacement, and job search.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199764921
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Series: Oxford Library of Psychology Series
Pages: 632
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Ute-Christine Klehe chairs the team of Work and Organizational Psychology at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen in Germany. Her research addresses career self-management and career transitions, particular when faced with economic stressors, as well as personnel selection and performance. Her work has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, the Journal of Vocational Behavior, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and others.

Edwin A.J. van Hooft is an Associate Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Amsterdam. His research interests include motivation and self-regulation, job search behavior, job loss, re-employment, recruitment, and assessment. His work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, the Journal of Vocational Behavior, the Journal of Occupational and Health Psychology, and the Academy of Management Journal.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: What to Expect: The Oxford Handbook of Job Loss and Job Search
Ute-Christine Klehe and Edwin van Hooft

Section I: From the Start: Historic Perspective and Job Insecurity

Chapter 2: Historical Background to Research on Job Loss, Unemployment, and Job Search
N.T. Feather

Chapter 3: Job Insecurity and Anticipated Job Loss: A Primer and Exploration of Possible Interventions
Tahira M. Probst, Lixin Jiang, and Wendi Benson

Section II: Consequences of Job Loss and Unemployment

Chapter 4: Individual Consequences of Job Loss and Unemployment
Karsten I. Paul, Alice Hassel, and Klaus Moser

Chapter 5: Job Loss, Unemployment, and Families
Frances M. McKee-Ryan and Robyn Maitoza

Chapter 6: Unemployment and Its Wider Impact
Adrian Sinfield

Chapter 7: Insecurity, Unemployment, and Health: A Social Epidemiological Perspective
Clare Bambra and Terje A. Eikemo

Section III: Theoretical Perspectives to Job Loss and Job Search

Chapter 8: Goal Setting and Control Theory: Implications for Job Search
Gary P. Latham, Mary B. Mawritz, and Edwin A. Locke

Chapter 9: Job Loss and Job Search: A Social-Cognitive and Self-Regulation Perspective
Ruth Kanfer and Gina M. Bufton

Chapter 10: Understanding the Motivational Dynamics Among Unemployed Individuals: Refreshing Insights from the Self-Determination Theory Perspective
Maarten Vansteenkiste and Anja Van den Broeck

Chapter 11: Motivation and Self-Regulation in Job Search: A Theory of Planned Job Search Behavior
Edwin A.J. van Hooft

Chapter 12: Self-Regulatory Perspectives in the Theory of Planned Job Search Behavior: Deliberate and Automatic Self-Regulation Strategies to Facilitate Job Seeking
Edwin A.J. van Hooft

Chapter 13: New Economy Careers Demand Adaptive Mental Models and Resources
Annelies E.M. van Vianen and Ute-Christine Klehe

Chapter 14: Economic Job Search and Decision-Making Models
Gerard J. van den Berg and Arne Uhlendorff

Section IV Components and Phases of Job Search

Chapter 15: Job-Search Behavior as a Multidimensional Construct: A Review of Different Job-Search Behaviors and Sources
Greet Van Hoye

Chapter 16: Networking as a Job-Search Behavior and Career Management Strategy
Monica L. Forret

Chapter 17: Contingency Headhunters: What They Do-and What Their Activities Tell Us About Jobs, Careers, and the Labor Market
James E. Coverdill and William Finlay

Chapter 18: Who is Searching for Whom? Integrating Recruitment and Job Search Research
Serge P. da Motta Veiga and Daniel B. Turban

Chapter 19: Through the Looking Glass: Employment Interviews from the Lens of Job Candidates
Julie M. McCarthy and Bonnie Hayden Cheng

Chapter 20: Reemployment Quality, Underemployment, and Career Outcomes
Meghna Virick and Frances McKee-Ryan

Section V: Career Transitions

Chapter 21: Job Search and the School-to-Work Transition
Alan M. Saks

Chapter 22: Employed Job Seekers and Job-to-Job Search
Wendy R. Boswell and Richard G. Gardner

Chapter 23: Job-Search Behavior of the Unemployed: A Dynamic Perspective
Zhaoli Song, Shu Hua Sun, and Xian Li

Section VI: Special Populations

Chapter 24: Too Old to Tango? Job-Loss and Job-Search Among Older Workers
Ute-Christine Klehe, Irene E. de Pater, Jessie Koen, and Mari Kira

Chapter 25: Nontraditional Employment: The Careers of Temporary Workers
Nele De Cuyper, Rita Fontinha, and Hans De Witte

Chapter 26: International Job Search
Jelena Zikic, Derin Kent, and Julia Richardson

Chapter 27: By Any Other Name: Discrimination in Resume Screening
Eva Derous and Ann Marie Ryan

Section VII: Programs to Support Job-Search and End Spells of Unemployment

Chapter 28: The Evaluation of Reemployment Programs: Between Impact Assessment and Theory- Based Approaches
Arie Glebbeek and Els Sol

Chapter 29: Job Loss: Outplacement Programs
William A. Borgen and Lee D. Butterfield

Chapter 30: Work First Versus Human Capital Development in Employability Programs
Colin Lindsay

Chapter 31: The JOBS Program: Impact on Job Seeker Motivation, Reemployment, and Mental Health
Richard H. Price and Amiram D. Vinokur

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