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Vers une évolution du rapport au travail et au chômage ? Points de vue de demandeurs d’emploi et discours de salariés
Thill, Steve; Houssemand, Claude; Pignault, Anne
2020In Psychologie du Travail et des Organisations, 26 (3), p. 197-213
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Keywords :
Meaning of (no)work; Unemployment perception; Normalization; Professional transitions
Abstract :
[en] Professional career paths are nowadays marked by multiple transitions. Job loss is one of the most frequent causes of professional transitions. Given this emphasis, recent studies questioned a possible evolution of the “work” norm, the emergence of an “unemployment norm” and its effects on job seekers. This paper proposes to contribute to the discussion on the current evolution of the relation to work and unemployment. At first, the results of a study with 500 unemployed people, who completed a questionnaire on work centrality and on the perception of work, will be presented. Then, a discourse analysis on the meaning and meaningfulness of work of 15 working people will be discussed. The results show the central function of work and the relative normalization of unemployment.
Disciplines :
Social, industrial & organizational psychology
Author, co-author :
Thill, Steve
Houssemand, Claude ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Education, Culture, Cognition and Society (ECCS)
Pignault, Anne;  Université de Lorraine > Laboratoire Lorrain de Psychologie et Neurosciences de la Dynamique des Comportements
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Vers une évolution du rapport au travail et au chômage ? Points de vue de demandeurs d’emploi et discours de salariés
Alternative titles :
[en] Towards an evolution in the relationship to work and unemployment? Unemployed people's points of view and workers’ discourses
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Psychologie du Travail et des Organisations
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Peer reviewed
FnR Project :
FNR5885577 - Unemployment Normalization, 2013 (01/09/2014-31/08/2017) - Claude Houssemand
Funders :
FNR - Fonds National de la Recherche [LU]
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