Explication of the coping goal construct: Implications for coping and reemployment

Gregory E. Prussia, Mel Fugate, Angelo J. Kinicki

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Abstract

This longitudinal study developed a reemployment coping goal construct and examined its role in a job-loss context. Several predictors of displaced workers' reemployment coping goal intensity were examined: human capital, employment commitment, internal coping resources, and anticipation of job loss. Results show that human capital, employment commitment, internal coping resources, and anticipation of job loss positively predicted a reemployment coping goal. Human capital also directly predicted reemployment. Finally, unemployed individuals' reemployment coping goal intensity positively predicted job-search effort, which positively predicted reemployment. Implications for the process of coping with job loss and future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1179-1190
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Volume86
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Prussia, G. E., Fugate, M., & Kinicki, A. J. (2001). Explication of the coping goal construct: Implications for coping and reemployment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 86(6), 1179-1190.