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Unemployment duration and personality

Selver Uysal and Winfried Pohlmeier ()

Journal of Economic Psychology, 2011, vol. 32, issue 6, 980-992

Abstract: This paper focuses on the role personality traits play in determining individual unemployment duration. We argue that a worker’s job search intensity is decisively driven by her personality traits, reflected in her propensity to motivate and control herself while searching for a job. Moreover, personality traits, in as far as they can be signaled to a potential employer, may also enhance the probability of receiving and accepting a job offer.

Keywords: Unemployment duration; Personality traits; Big Five; Duration analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J64 C41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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DOI: 10.1016/j.joep.2011.03.008

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