Trajectories of resiliency and well-being after job loss

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Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology


It should not be surprising that losing one’s job will have profound negative effects on well-being (Wanberg, 2012). Resiliency may be one set of resources an individual can use to restore well-being after being fired. However, little research has examined how individuals recover from the experience of losing one’s job. The current research, which adopted a self-regulatory, process-based conceptualization of resiliency (see King & Rothstein, 2010; McLarnon & Rothstein, 2013), focused on examining the dynamic trajectory of resiliency as it functioned in individuals who had been fired.



Resiliency, Job loss, Trajectories


McLarnon, M. J. W., & Rothstein, M. G. (2017, April). Trajectories of resiliency and well-being after job loss. In M. A. Clark & K. M. Conley (Chairs), True grit for tough jobs: Individual and group-level employee resilience. Symposium presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.