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When Identity Is Tied to Former Employer, Unemployed Report Higher Well-being

Published: November 9, 2012.
Released by San Francisco State University  


SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 1, 2012-- Unemployed workers who continue to identify with their former employer report higher well-being even after being fired or laid off from the company, according to a study published Nov. 9 in the Journal of Managerial Psychology. The study, conducted by San Francisco State University Assistant Professor of Management Jennifer Tosti-Kharas, is among the first to explore how organizational identification relates to job loss.


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