Behavioral attitudes and the duration of search for job in unemployed women

Vadim S. Rotenberg, Yan Zusman, A. Cholostoy, Y. Baruch

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Abstract

Behavioral attitudes, reactions on frustration, and performance of nonverbal intellectual tasks (Raven's Progressive Matrices) have been investigated in 144 women - new immigrants in Israel with a strong desire to find a job relevant to their level of education. In comparison to the two control groups - women employed according to the level of education and women who make no efforts to find a job relevant to their level of education - the investigated group displayed higher search activity and lower chaotic activity. In women who made no efforts to find a relevant job the level of passive behavior was less prominent but the level of chaotic behavior was higher than in women with major depression. Chaotic activity correlated positively with the duration of search for the relevant job and negatively with the ability to solve intellectual tasks (Raven), while the latter correlated positively with search activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-103
Number of pages7
JournalHomeostasis in Health and Disease
Volume44
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Behavioral attitudes
  • Chaotic behavior
  • Search activity
  • Unemployment

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