Self-esteem, affectivity, and deprivation: predictors of well-being in the unemployed

Hoare, Patricia Nancey and Machin, M. Anthony (2004) Self-esteem, affectivity, and deprivation: predictors of well-being in the unemployed. In: 39th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference 2004, 29 Sept - 03 Oct 2004, Sydney, Australia.

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[Abstract]: Theories of economic and latent deprivation have been used by many researchers to explain the deterioration in well-being typically experienced by unemployed individuals. Using a new scale, this study looks at how well deprivation of the latent benefits of employment (i.e., Time Structure, Social Contact, Collective Purpose, Enforced Activity, and Status) predicts psychological distress after other key predictors have been controlled. A standard multiple regression found that the latent benefits accounted for a significant 14 per cent of the variance in distress, as measured by the GHQ-12, but only Time Structure emerged as a significant unique predictor of distress. After controlling for Self-Esteem, PA, NA, Satisfaction with Employment Status, Employment Commitment, and Financial Strain in a hierarchical regression, the latent benefits were unable to significantly predict well-being. These results cast some doubt over the role of latent deprivation as proposed by Jahoda (1982) and suggest that it could play a more indirect role in the prediction of well-being.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited according to Publisher's requirements: 'This is an electronic version of an article published in Katsikitis, Mary (Ed.) (2004). Proceedings of the 39th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference (pp. 143-147). Melbourne, Australia: Australian Psychological Society. ISBN 0-909881-25-1.'
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:27
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: self-esteem, affectivity, deprivation, well-being, unemployed
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/718

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