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Integrating job loss, unemployment, and reemployment with social cognitive career theory, IN Journal of Career Assessment, Vol 25 No 1 Feb 2017, pp40-57

Explores how job loss and recovery can be understood through the lens of social cognitive career theory’s career self-management (SCCT-CSM) model. Presents an overview of SCCT. Looks at social cognitive processes, job loss and job recovery. Investigates distal antecedents and experimental sources of adaptive career behaviours. Examines cognitive-person factors related to adaptive career behaviours. Assesses personality and contextual influences proximal to adaptive behaviour. Considers adaptive career behaviours in the face of job loss and recovery. Finds that person-cognitive variables, individual differences, and contextual affordances are critically important to the experiences of job loss and job recovery. Discusses the implications for future research, including research with particular groups of unemployed persons. Concludes that the analysis indicates that the SCCT-CSM model is a fruitful perspective for organizing future scholarship related to job loss and recovery.


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