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Unemployment, Joblessness, Psychological Well-Being, and Self-Esteem: Theory and Evidence

Citation

Goldsmith, Arthur H.; Veum, Jonathan R.; & Darity, William A., Jr. (1997). Unemployment, Joblessness, Psychological Well-Being, and Self-Esteem: Theory and Evidence. Journal of Socio-Economics, 26(2), 133-58.

Abstract

Social psychologists Erikson (1959), Jahoda (1979, 1981, 1982) and Seligman (1975) believe that exposure to events such as joblessness are capable of impairing an individual's psychological well-being. Psychological well-being is a multidimensional concept. Therefore, the impact of unemployment on mental health is likely to be manifest in many forms, including denigration of self-worth or self-esteem.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1016/S1053-5357(97)90030-5

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Socio-Economics

Author(s)

Goldsmith, Arthur H.
Veum, Jonathan R.
Darity, William A., Jr.

Year Published

1997

Volume Number

26

Issue Number

2

Pages

133-58

Reference ID

1051