Training zur erhöhung der Eigeninitiative bei Arbeitslosen: Bericht über einen pilotversuch

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  • Michael Frese
  • Gerald Garman
  • Katrin Garmeister
  • Kerstin Halemba
  • Angela Hortig
  • Thomas Pulwitt
  • Sonja Schildbach

Using a one-group pre-post-test design (N = 8) we investigated the effectiveness of a newly developed three-day training course on personal initiative for the unemployed. Pre- and post-test mean comparisons show a significant increase in subjective personal intitiative and genaralized self-efficacy, and significant decreases in irritation/strain, phychosomatic symptoms, and (marginally significant) depression. The participants showed a higher degree of behavioral assertiveness after the training course but there was no change in behavioral exercises within an unfamiliar situation and overcoming barriers. Peer and tranfer interviews after 4 week also confirmed the success of this new type of training.

Translated title of the contributionTraining to increase personal initiative of the unemployed: Report on a pilot study
Original languageGerman
JournalZeitschrift fur Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)89-97
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

    Research areas

  • Business psychology - training, unemployed, personal initiative, self-efficacy, Psychosomatic complaints