Reference : Socioprofessional and psychological variables that predict job finding
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Social, industrial & organizational psychology
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Socioprofessional and psychological variables that predict job finding
Meyers, Raymond mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
Houssemand, Claude mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Educational Measurement and Applied Cognitive Science (EMACS) >]
European Review of Applied Psychology
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[en] Unemployment ; Profiling ; Employment ; Reemployment
[en] The predictive power of socioprofessional and psychological variables on job finding was investigated with a cohort of 384 unemployed people in Luxembourg. The aimwas to assess whether, in statistical profiling, some psychological variables have incremental validity over and above the more commonly used socioprofessional dimensions. For the period from 0 to 6 months and the period from 0 to 12 months, socioprofessional variables measured at the beginning of the unemployment period, allowed classification of three quarters of the subjects. Adding significant psychological dimensions did not improve the prediction in either case. Further analysis was done on persons still unemployed at 6 months (i.e. those who found it more difficult to find a job). For the period from 6 to 12 months, age and sex allowed correct classification of 62.6% of the subjects. Adding five psychological variables (openness, self-efficacy, social anxiety, symptom reduction coping, intelligence) significantly improves this percentage by 12.1 points. In the proposed model, psychological factors therefore only play a role in job finding for unemployed people who have more difficulty in finding a job. Results are discussed in terms of labour market mechanisms. © 2010 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Fonds National de la Recherche - FnR
Etude de la dimension psychologique sur l’insertion professionnelle et ses interactions avec les sphères sociales et économiques
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