Understanding unemployed people's job search behaviour, unemployment experience and well-being: a comparison of expectancy-value theory and self-determination theory.

@article{Vansteenkiste2005UnderstandingUP,
  title={Understanding unemployed people's job search behaviour, unemployment experience and well-being: a comparison of expectancy-value theory and self-determination theory.},
  author={Maarten Vansteenkiste and Willy Lens and Hans De Witte and Norman T Feather},
  journal={The British journal of social psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={44 Pt 2},
  pages={268-87}
}
Previous unemployment research has directly tested hypotheses derived from expectancy-value theory (EVT; Feather, 1982, 1990), but no comparative analysis has been executed with another motivational framework. In one large study with 446 unemployed people, separate analyses provided good evidence for predictions derived from both EVT and self-determination theory (SDT; Deci & Ryan, 1985, 2000). Comparative analyses indicated that the type of people's job search motivation, as conceptualized… CONTINUE READING

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