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Does financial hardship explain differences between belgian and south african unemployed regarding experiences of unemployment, employment commitment, and job search behaviour?

Vleugels, Wouter, Rothmann, Sebastiaan, Griep, Yannick and De Witte, Hans 2013, Does financial hardship explain differences between belgian and south african unemployed regarding experiences of unemployment, employment commitment, and job search behaviour?, Psychologica Belgica, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 75-95, doi: 10.5334/pb-53-2-75.

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Title Does financial hardship explain differences between belgian and south african unemployed regarding experiences of unemployment, employment commitment, and job search behaviour?
Author(s) Vleugels, WouterORCID iD for Vleugels, Wouter orcid.org/0000-0002-3698-5177
Rothmann, Sebastiaan
Griep, Yannick
De Witte, Hans
Journal name Psychologica Belgica
Volume number 53
Issue number 2
Start page 75
End page 95
Total pages 21
Publisher Psychologica Belgica
Place of publication Leuven, Belgium
Publication date 2013
ISSN 0033-2879
2054-670X
Summary The purpose of this study was to investigate whether Belgian and South African unemployed differed regarding three psychological dimensions of unemployment: affect (experiences of unemployment), attitudes (employment commitment), and behaviour (job search intensity). Moreover, we expected country of residence to indirectly influence unemployed people's experiences, employment commitment, and job search intensity via financial hardship. A cross-sectional survey design was used to test our hypotheses. Data were sampled from unemployed people in the Brussels area in Belgium (N = 305), and the Potchefstroom area in South Africa (N = 381). The results indicated that, compared to the Belgian unemployed, the South African unemployed experienced their unemployment as more negative, were more committed towards employment and more intensively searched for work. Moreover, country of residence indirectly influenced unemployed people's experiences, employment commitment, and job search intensity via financial hardship. Some policy recommendations are suggested.
Language eng
DOI 10.5334/pb-53-2-75
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 1701 Psychology
1702 Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30120537

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