The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between coping, frequency of outplacement use, and mental health. Data was collected from 101 individuals who visited a corporate-run outplacement program after being downsized. Five coping strategies were tested; three control-oriented and two escape-oriented. Multiple regression analyses revealed that none of the control-oriented strategies related significantly to anxiety. One control-oriented coping strategy was negatively related to depression, one was positively related to depression, and the third did not relate significantly to either anxiety or depression. Multiple regression analyses also revealed that one escape-oriented coping strategy was negatively related to both anxiety and depression. The other escape-oriented strategy did not relate to either anxiety or depression. The frequency of outplacement use did not correlate with anxiety or depression. None of the demographic variables related significantly to anxiety or depression. Supplemental analyses of this study revealed a positive correlation between the hours of outplacement use in month three for individuals who were unemployed over two months and depression. An evaluation of the study suggested that the sample, the instruments and other extraneous factors may have contributed to the attained results. Implications for future research are presented along with recommendations for practice. Although not all the results of this study were statistically significant, the findings suggest the need for additional research to better understand the relationship between outplacement use and mental health.In addition, the time frame within the instructions was changed from 1 to 2 weeks to increase temporal compatibility with the ... The BDI-II manual presents norms based upon four sub-sample outpatient groups whose scores were combined to anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Relationship of Coping Strategies and Outplacement Use to Mental Health|
|Author||:||Rochelle Jetter Kohn|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|