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New study provides insights on bouncing back from job loss

ANI | Updated: Sep 10, 2020 15:00 IST


Ontario [Canada], September 10 (ANI): The level of stress that hits with job loss can have a host of negative effects on an individual's well-being, which eventually may hinder their ability to become re-employed.
A new study published in the Journal of Employment Counseling examines the importance of self-regulation for enabling people to effectively search for a new job and to maintain their psychological well-being.
This trait allows people to manage their emotions and behaviours to produce positive results and to consider adversity as a positive challenge rather than a hindrance.

The study involved an online survey completed by 185 individuals who had recently been laid off and had not yet been re-employed.
High levels of self-regulation predicted better well-being, job search clarity, and job search self-efficacy (the belief that one can successfully perform specific job search behaviours and obtain employment).
The findings suggest that employment counseling efforts should help people improve their self-regulation in order to achieve positive outcomes after job loss.
"Together, results of this study suggest that the components of self-regulation are key to a comprehensive model of resiliency, which plays a crucial role in enhancing well-being and re-employment outcomes during individuals' search for employment," said lead author Matthew J. W. McLarnon, PhD, MSc, of Mount Royal University, in Canada. (ANI)

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