Unemployment and its psychological correlates: A Study of depressive symptoms, self‐esteem, protestant ethic values, attributional style, and apathy

N. T. Feather

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    Abstract

    Differences in depressive symptoms, self‐esteem, Protestant Ethic values, attributional style; and general interest were investigated for two samples of young male and female subjects (78 employed, 69 unemployed). The unemployed subjects (both males and females) had higher depression scores (Beck Depression Inventory) and they were lower in self‐esteem (Backman, O'Malley, & Johnston, 1978). Unemployed male subjects had lower Protestant Ethic scores and reported that good and bad outcomes across a range of situations were less important to them when compared with employed male subjects. Some differences in attributional style were also obtained. 1982 Australian Psychological Society
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)309-323
    Number of pages15
    JournalAustralian Journal of Psychology
    Volume34
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1982

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