Lecture 10 - Work and Unemployment as Contextual Stressors o Unemployment how it affects individuals o Unpaid work women as homemakers Conditions of

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10/13/16 Work and Unemployment as Contextual Stressors o Unemployment – how it affects individuals o Unpaid work – women as homemakers Conditions of work that influence health and mental health (DCP): o Direction – you have a say in the direction of your job/career o Control – you feel in control regarding the way your job gets done o Planning – you have a say in the planning of your job Routine jobs usually put you at a greater risk because they don’t have these three criteria Mediators/Resources (Methods of coping) o Mastery – “I got this” o Examples of resources: Employee assistance Movements o Companies can help with financial well-being o Wellness plans Designate health and wellness Unemployment stressors plus lost wages = loss of identity o Individuals lose sense of purpose
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