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Journal Article

Expressive Writing and Coping with Job Loss

Stefanie P. Spera, Eric D. Buhrfeind and James W. Pennebaker
The Academy of Management Journal
Vol. 37, No. 3 (Jun., 1994), pp. 722-733
Published by: Academy of Management
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/256708
Page Count: 12
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Abstract

In an experiment with 63 recently unemployed professionals, those assigned to write about the thoughts and emotions surrounding their job loss were reemployed more quickly than those who wrote about nontraumatic topics or who did not write at all. Expressive writing appeared to influence individuals' attitudes about their old jobs and about finding new employment rather than their motivation to seek employment.

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