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The outcomes of downward managerial mobility

West, Michael and Nicholson, Nigel and Rees, Anne (1990) The outcomes of downward managerial mobility. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 11 (2). pp. 119-134. ISSN 0894-3796

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Abstract

Research examining the effects of unemployment among white collar workers has produced patterns of findings different to those for lower socio-economic groups. The present longitudinal questionnaire study examines the psychological impact of managerial job moves which are downward in status, and considers the effects of periods of unemployment between job changes. The results indicate that among managers the negative impact of downward status moves on psychological adjustment is greater than that of temporary role loss. These effects are associated with decrements in preceived growth and development opportunities at work. The relationship between work and non-work life for our understanding of psychological adjustment is considered.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Organizational Behavior
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Lancaster University Management School - Other > Centre for Performance-Led HR
ID Code: 57387
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 05 Oct 2012 11:45
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:00
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57387

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