Goal Orientation, Self-Regulation Strategies, and Job-Seeking Intensity in Unemployed Adults

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Title Goal Orientation, Self-Regulation Strategies, and Job-Seeking Intensity in Unemployed Adults
Author Creed, Peter Alexander; King, Vivien Hannele; Hood, Michelle Heather; McKenzie, Rob
Journal Name Journal of Applied Psychology
Year Published 2009
Place of publication United States
Publisher American Psychological Association
Abstract At Time 1 (T1), the authors surveyed 277 unemployed adults using measures of human capital, goal orientation, self-regulation (emotion control, motivation control, work commitment), and job-seeking intensity. At Time 2 (T2), 4 months later, 155 participants indicated their reemployment outcomes in number of job interviews and number of job offers. Using T1 data, the authors tested the predictors of job-seeking intensity and whether self-regulation mediated between goal orientation and job-seeking intensity. Using T1 and T2 data, they tested for predictors of reemployment outcomes and whether job-seeking intensity mediated the relationship between T1 antecedent variables and the reemployment outcomes. Learning goal orientation and self-regulation predicted job-seeking intensity, and selfregulation mediated between learning goal orientation and job-seeking intensity. Job-seeking intensity did not mediate the relationship among human capital, goal orientation, and self-regulation variables and reemployment outcomes.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.apa.org/journals/apl/
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0015518
Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 American Psycological Association. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record. Reproduced here in accordance with publisher policy. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 94
Issue Number 3
Page from 806
Page to 813
ISSN 0021-9010
Date Accessioned 2010-02-11
Language en_AU
Research Centre Menzies Health Institute Qld; Behavioural Basis of Health
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Industrial and Organisational Psychology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/29743
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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