PROMUOVERE L’EMPLOYABILITY E L’AUTOEFFICACIA AI TEMPI DELLA FLESSIBILITÀ LAVORATIVA:UN TRAINING RIVOLTO AD UN GRUPPO DI ADULTI SCORAGGIATI

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] PROMOTE EMPLOYABILITY AND SELF-EFFECTIVENESS IN THE TIMES OF WORK FLEXIBILITY: A TRAINING ADDRESSED TO A GROUP OF DISCOURAGED ADULTS

Valentina Rita Andolfi, Marta Cabiati

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Abstract

An intervention aimed at motivating discouraged people to actively look for a job is reported. Three focus groups on thirty unemployed discouraged adults allowed investigators to identify the reasons which lead people to abandon the search for a job: they lose confidence in their own abilities and they are not able to cope with the complexity of the labor market, conditions that lead to a passive attitude toward job search. Hence, the training which was devised, aimed at promoting self-efficacy in job search, modifying the perception of the labor market and strengthening employability. Twenty-eight of those people who were involved in the focus groups participated in the training. Questionnaires were administered to investigate self-efficacy in job search, perception of the labor market and flexible thinking. Observation and interviews explored the employability dimensions. Results showed a significant increase of flexibility, a change in the perception of some dimensions of the labor market and a higher propensity to consider other employment opportunities. Three months after the training eight participants found a job relocation.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] PROMOTE EMPLOYABILITY AND SELF-EFFECTIVENESS IN THE TIMES OF WORK FLEXIBILITY: A TRAINING ADDRESSED TO A GROUP OF DISCOURAGED ADULTS
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)421-455
Number of pages35
JournalRicerche di Psicologia
Volume2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • AUTOEFFICACIA
  • DISOCCUPAZIONE
  • Discouragement
  • EMPLOYABILITY
  • Employability
  • FLESSIBILITA
  • Flexibility
  • Job search
  • RICERCA DEL LAVORO
  • SCORAGGIAMENTO
  • Self-efficacy
  • Unemployment

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