Predictors of coping behavior after a layoff
Article first published online: 4 DEC 1998
Copyright © 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Volume 19, Issue 1, pages 85–97, January 1998
How to Cite
Leana, C. R., Feldman, D. C. and Tan, G. Y. (1998), Predictors of coping behavior after a layoff. J. Organiz. Behav., 19: 85–97. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1379(199801)19:1<85::AID-JOB838>3.0.CO;2-Y
- Issue published online: 4 DEC 1998
- Article first published online: 4 DEC 1998
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 JUN 1996
- Manuscript Received: 24 MAR 1995
In a longitudinal study of laid-off industrial workers, we examined the effects of individual differences and situational characteristics on individuals' use of six job loss coping strategies. In each case the predictors explained a significant portion of the variance (30–47 percent) although different predictors were significantly associated with each of the six coping strategies. The results also suggest that the use of problem-focused and symptom-focused coping strategies are complementary rather than mutually exclusive. The study's implications and directions for future research are discussed as well. © 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.