Unemployment and Its Effects on Mental Health
This paper examines the correlation between unemployment and various mental health disorders.
# 68063 | 755 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Jul 30, 2006 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies) , Psychology (Behaviorism) , Psychology (Disorders) , Psychology (Theory) , Labor Studies (General)
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This brief yet concise paper details recent research which has proven that unemployment causes, rather than merely results from, poor psychological health. A study in Great Britain revealed that unemployed individuals were approximately three times more likely, than employed people, to commit suicide. This paper examines the impact of unemployment on one's mental health, including: Anxiety, depression, dissatisfaction with one's life, negative self-esteem and other emotional states have each been demonstrated in complex studies to be higher in unemployed people than in similar groups of employed people.
From the Paper:"For many people, the stress of being unemployed is devastating. A recent study of more than 500,000 people in Great Britain revealed that people who said they were unemployed in a 1981 census were approximately three times more likely than employed people to commit suicide in the next decade. "Job loss seems to result in a serious erosion in people's sense of control and self-esteem," says William R. Avison, Ph.D., professor of sociology and leader of the University of Western Ontario study. Because control and self-esteem are two limitations of mental health, it is understandable that unemployment affects people so deeply, he argues."
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