This research was supported by the United States–Israel Binational Science Foundation Grant No. 94-49 (Principal Investigators: Arie Shirom, Richard H. Price, and Amiram Vinokur).
Self-Efficacy as a Moderator of the Effects of Job-Search Workshops on Re-Employment: A Field Experiment1
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
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Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 38, Issue 7, pages 1778–1804, July 2008
How to Cite
Shirom, A., Vinokur, A. and Price, R. (2008), Self-Efficacy as a Moderator of the Effects of Job-Search Workshops on Re-Employment: A Field Experiment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38: 1778–1804. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2008.00369.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
We investigated the additive and interactive effects of self-efficacy as a possible moderator of the effects of a job-search workshop on re-employment outcomes. We recruited 659 recently unemployed respondents and randomly assigned them to an experimental group invited to participate in the job-search workshop (n = 442), or a control group (n = 217). All respondents provided pretest data using self-administered questionnaires, and posttest data using questionnaires mailed to them 1 and 6 months after the workshop. No direct effects of the intervention on re-employment outcomes were found. The pretest–posttest change in self-efficacy interacted with the experimental condition to predict 3 re-employment outcomes. However, only 1 of the 3 moderating effects found supported our prior expectation in this regard.