Psycho-Clinical Aspects of Unemployed People

Psycho-Clinical Aspects of Unemployed PeopleAndreea Teodora TUDOR 

Abstract: The present research had the purpose to determine the existence of any psycho-clinical aspects regarding unemployed people.  The sample of subjects consisted of 32 long-term unemployed, women and men, aged between 19 and 60 years. The research method consisted of two questionnaires and statistical analysis. The instruments used were the Zuckerman – Kuhlman 5 Factors Personality Questionnaire and The Strategic Coping Approach Scale.  The results from the research showed that unemployed people have low levels compared to the average population in impulsive search of sensations, which indicates a preference to organizing, planning and the lack of contingency, and low levels of activity compared to the average population, which shows a tendency of stagnation, inactivity and reluctance to change. Also, the female unemployed population show similar levels with the mean of the population in terms of sensation seeking and impulsive activity. Instead, they use the behavioral coping strategy for social networking, more than the average population, showing a tendency to group affiliation when stressful events, such as and the loss of employment, happen.  In conclusion, the research showed that there are differences between the mean of people and people without jobs, leaving room for future research, which can be more comprehensive.

Keywords: unemployment, unemployed, work, psycho-clinical, research.