Edwards, Jean M.; Rudisill, John R.; Champney, Tim F.; Hershberger, Paul J.; Polaine, Vanessa H.; Archambault, Denise L.
July 1998
Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice & Research;Summer1998, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p173
Academic Journal
Outplacement firms developed in response to corporate downsizings to assist former upper-level employees in seeking reemployment. An important question for practitioners who assist clients in outplacement is how the personal characteristics that clients bring to the situation influence their success in finding a new job. The present archival study examined demographic variables, previous job history, and personality characteristics as predictors of outplacement outcomes. Outplacement duration was predicted by previous income, and new earnings were predicted by previous earnings, sex, and years with previous employer. The need for prospective, longitudinal research that examines the coping process in outplacement is discussed.


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