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Psychological well-being during unemployment: the role of personality and perception of time structure

Hanne Lootens (UGent) and Greet Van Hoye (UGent)
(2011) GEDRAG & ORGANISATIE. 24(3). p.207-232
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Unemployed people report lower levels of psychological well-being than employed individuals. However, when unemployed individuals perceive their use of time to be structured and purposive, this negative effect of unemployment on psychological well-being is reduced. This study investigated whether personality – as measured by the Big Five framework – determined the perception of time structure. In a sample of 231 Flemish unemployed people, we found that the more sense of purpose and present orientation individuals showed, the higher their psychological well-being was. Concerning the relation between personality and the perception of time structure, unemployed people with more openness to experience reported less sense of purpose. More conscientious individuals showed more sense of purpose, routine, organization, and present orientation. More neurotic individuals perceived less sense of purpose and present orientation. Finally, more neurotic unemployed individuals with more openness for experience showed lower psychological well-being, due to their lower perception of time structure.
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METAANALYSIS, PURPOSE, MANAGEMENT, JOB SEARCH, 5-FACTOR MODEL, TRAITS, GENDER, Unemployment, EMPLOYMENT, MEDIATOR, BEHAVIOR, psychological well-being, time structure, personality, Big Five

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Lootens, Hanne, and Greet Van Hoye. 2011. “Psychological Well-being During Unemployment: The Role of Personality and Perception of Time Structure.” Gedrag & Organisatie 24 (3): 207–232.
APA
Lootens, H., & Van Hoye, G. (2011). Psychological well-being during unemployment: the role of personality and perception of time structure. GEDRAG & ORGANISATIE, 24(3), 207–232.
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Lootens H, Van Hoye G. Psychological well-being during unemployment: the role of personality and perception of time structure. GEDRAG & ORGANISATIE. 2011;24(3):207–32.
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Lootens, Hanne, and Greet Van Hoye. “Psychological Well-being During Unemployment: The Role of Personality and Perception of Time Structure.” GEDRAG & ORGANISATIE 24.3 (2011): 207–232. Print.
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  abstract     = {Unemployed people report lower levels of psychological well-being than employed individuals. However, when unemployed individuals perceive their use of time to be structured and purposive, this negative effect of unemployment on psychological well-being is reduced. This study investigated whether personality – as measured by the Big Five framework – determined the perception of time structure. In a sample of 231 Flemish unemployed people, we found that the more sense of purpose and present orientation individuals showed, the higher their psychological well-being was. Concerning the relation between personality and the perception of time structure, unemployed people with more openness to experience reported less sense of purpose. More conscientious individuals showed more sense of purpose, routine, organization, and present orientation. More neurotic individuals perceived less sense of purpose and present orientation. Finally, more neurotic unemployed individuals with more openness for experience showed lower psychological well-being, due to their lower perception of time structure.},
  author       = {Lootens, Hanne and Van Hoye, Greet},
  issn         = {0921-5077},
  journal      = {GEDRAG & ORGANISATIE},
  keywords     = {METAANALYSIS,PURPOSE,MANAGEMENT,JOB SEARCH,5-FACTOR MODEL,TRAITS,GENDER,Unemployment,EMPLOYMENT,MEDIATOR,BEHAVIOR,psychological well-being,time structure,personality,Big Five},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {207--232},
  title        = {Psychological well-being during unemployment: the role of personality and perception of time structure},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2011},
}

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