Program

Poster
PS25P-14-411

Effects of anxiety about job hunting on behaviors related to finding a job

[Speaker] Tanabe, Yasuko:1
[Co-author] Kawasaki, Yutaka:2, Murata, Miki:1, Tashiro, Kyoko:3, Shimada, Hironori:3
1:Graduate School of Human Sciences, Waseda University (Japan), 2:School of Human Sciences, Waseda University (Japan), 3:Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University (Japan)

The purpose of this study was examining the effects of anxiety about job hunting on behaviors related to actually finding a job. Consideration was given to experiential avoidance and values clarification.Data from 139 college students who had engaged in job searches and whose experiences could be linked to these considerations were analyzed ( mean age = 21.65 years).Multiple group analyses were conducted for the purpose of differentiating between students before and after. A questionnaire was used to capture information regarding anxiety in job hunting, experiential avoidance, values clarification, and behaviors related to the job search, like collecting information.Findings indicated that there was a significant impact from anxiety in job hunting and the collection of relevant information based on individual values about jobs by students before and after initiating the job search.From the above results, intervention focused on individual values may help students during the stressful conditions associated with job hunting.
Advanced Search