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Employment status, attributional style and psychological well-being : a study of Vietnamese employed and unemployed in Queensland

Nguyen, Toan , Gow, Kathryn M., & Hicks, Richard E. (2007) Employment status, attributional style and psychological well-being : a study of Vietnamese employed and unemployed in Queensland. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 6(3), pp. 1-9.

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Abstract

The aim of the current study was to examine the psychological impact of employment status, locus of control and attribution stability in the Vietnamese community in a Queensland sample. It was hypothesised that employment status, locus of control and stability of attributions regarding employment status would contribute significantly to the prediction of depression, anxiety, stress and somatisation symptomatology. One hundred and seventeen people in the Vietnamese community participated in this community-based explorative research. Results indicated that employment status and locus of control made significant contributions to the prediction of depression, stress, anxiety and somatisation. The clinical implication from the current research is that in the Asian community studied, individuals who encounter an adverse situation such as unemployment, and internally attribute that adverse experience to themselves, have a higher risk of developing mental disorders. Practitioners working in the field may find this information useful in their consultations with the ‘at-risk’ community.

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ID Code: 20978
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Vietnamese, Attributions, Employment, Unemployment, Locus of control, Well-being
ISSN: 1446-7984
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Auseinet
Deposited On: 09 Jun 2009 09:00
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 02:30

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