The effects of goal orientation on job search and reemployment: a field experiment among unemployed job seekers.

  title={The effects of goal orientation on job search and reemployment: a field experiment among unemployed job seekers.},
  author={Edwin A. J. van Hooft and Gera Noordzij},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  volume={94 6},
Because unemployment has detrimental effects on the well-being of unemployed people, it is important that unemployed individuals move back to work. The present study aimed at improving the understanding of the job search and reemployment process by applying goal orientation theory to job seeking. Using a 3-group field experimental design among 109 unemployed job seekers, the authors examined the effects of situational learning and performance goal orientation on participants' job search… 

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