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Employment Commitment and Psychological Well-being among Unemployed Men and Women
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
1999 (English)In: Acta Sociologica, ISSN 0001-6993, E-ISSN 1502-3869, Vol. 42, no 2, 135-146 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper studies employment commitment and psychological well-being among a random sample of 3,500 unemployed men and women in Sweden. The study observes which factors govern levels of employment commitment and if there are any significant differences between unemployed men and women in this respect. The article also discusses the importance of commitment to employment when analysing psychological well-being among the unemployed. As regards employment commitment among both men and women, the results emphasize the psychosocial value of the former job, the activity level while unemployed and age. However, the results also indicate that age and family situation affect unemployed women's and men's levels of commitment to paid employment in different ways. Further, both unemployed men and women who are strongly motivated to find employment for non-financial reasons have significantly higher risks of poor mental well-being than those with lower commitments to employment. Finally, The results speak against the hypothesis that the high unemployment rates among certain categories of people are mainly a result of low motivation to be employed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordic Sociological Association , 1999. Vol. 42, no 2, 135-146 p.
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-94759DOI: 10.1177/000169939904200203OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-94759DiVA: diva2:756108
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Available from: 2014-10-16 Created: 2014-10-16 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
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1. Unemployment, employment commitment and well-being: the psychosocial meaning of (un)employment among women and men
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1999 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå Universitet, 1999. 42 p.
Series
Akademiska avhandlingar vid Sociologiska institutionen, Umeå universitet, ISSN 1104-2508 ; 10
Keyword
Arbetslöshet-- psykologiska aspekter, Arbetsmotivation
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Sociology
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urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-94097 (URN)91-7191-594-X (ISBN)
Public defence
1999-05-28, Humanisthuset, Hörsal F, Umeå Universitet, Umeå, 09:15
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Diss. Umeå : Umeå universitet, 1999

Available from: 2014-10-16 Created: 2014-10-03 Last updated: 2015-04-10Bibliographically approved

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