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A framework for coping with job loss: a study on Muslim employees

Hussin, Ruhaya (2018) A framework for coping with job loss: a study on Muslim employees. Research Report. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The present study aims at investigating the relationship between psychological distress and its underlying factors, stress (i.e. stress appraisal and financial strain) and resilience among individuals experiencing involuntary job loss in Malaysia. It was hypothesised that there is a positive relationships between stress and psychological distress and negative relationship between resilience and psychological distress. In addition, it was hypothesised that resilience moderate the relationship between stress and psychological distress. A cross-sectional survey was conducted by distributing self-report questionnaires to participants via snowball and convenient sampling techniques. A total of 229 participants who were laid off and unemployed within one month to three years took part in the present study. The findings indicated significant relationships between stress and psychological distress and between between resilience and psychological distress. It was also found that resilience moderated the relationship between certain types of stress (negative perception of stress and debt-dependence) and psychological distress. The results supported stress as the contributor to psychological distress and resilience as a buffer in the relationship between stress and psychological distress among employees who experienced involuntary job loss.

Item Type: Monograph (Research Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: stress; stress appraisals; financial strain; resilience; psychological distress; organisational psychology.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Dr. Ruhaya Hussin
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2020 15:06
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2021 15:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/68273

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