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Changes of job search intensity among unemployed persons: a longitudinal study


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Babić, Barbara. (2005). Changes of job search intensity among unemployed persons: a longitudinal study. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Maslić Seršić, Darja].

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In this longitudinal study we explored if there are any changes in job search intensity among unemployed persons in Croatia. Existing studies and job search models are not exclusive in this question. Also, we explored if gender, age and duration of unemployment moderate job search intensity changes. The study was conducted in two occasions with one year interval on 326 continuously unemployed persons. The results indicate statistically significant decrease in job search intensity, although differences in means are not large. Gender is not a moderator of job search intensity change, while age and duration of unemployment are. Middle age persons seek job with the most intense, while the oldest group seek with the least intense. The youngest group can be joined with both age groups and is not declining in job search intensity. Persons who were under 6 months unemployed during first measurement increase job search intensity, while all longer unemployed showed decrease and the greatest decrease showed unemployed from 7 months to 3 years. In the conclusion, we found a decline in job search intensity among all unemployed except shortly unemployed and under age of 24. Persons with the greatest risk of decline are those over 45 years old and with longer period of unemployment. It is needed to explore the causes of this decline in job search intensity.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: unemployment, job search intensity, gender, age, duration of unemployment, longitudinal study
Subjects: Psychology > Psihologija rada i ergonomija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Maslić Seršić, Darja
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:06

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