Links in the chain of adversity following job loss: how financial strain and loss of personal control lead to depression, impaired functioning, and poor health.

  title={Links in the chain of adversity following job loss: how financial strain and loss of personal control lead to depression, impaired functioning, and poor health.},
  author={Richard H. Price and Jin Nam Choi and Amiram D. Vinokur},
  journal={Journal of occupational health psychology},
  volume={7 4},
The authors tested hypotheses concerning risk mechanisms that follow involuntary job loss resulting in depression and the link between depression and poor health and functioning. A 2-year longitudinal study of 756 people experiencing job loss indicates that the critical mediating mechanisms in the chain of adversity from job loss to poor health and functioning are financial strain (FS) and a reduction in personal control (PC). FS mediates the relationship of job loss with depression and PC… 

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