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Marta Sousa-Ribeiro Larsson

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Postadress Psykologiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

Publikationer

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  • 2017. Marta Sousa-Ribeiro (et al.). Journal of career development

    While a considerable number of studies have focused on factors driving employees to voluntarilyparticipate in training programs, much less is known on this topic with regard to the unemployedpopulation, in particular the older unemployed, who often are in a vulnerable labor market positiondue to educational deficits and skills obsolescence. This study proposes and investigates a serialmediator model of older unemployed individuals’ training intentions grounded in propositions fromsocial cognitive theory and the theory of planned behavior as well as prior models of employeeinvolvement in training. The results, based on cross-sectional questionnaire data from 176 unemployedPortuguese individuals aged 40þ, suggest that age, education, and proactivity have an indirect effect ontraining intentions via learning self-efficacy and training-related outcome expectations. Age was alsodirectly related to stronger training intentions. These results may be useful for interventions aiming toencourage older unemployed individuals’ participation in training.

  • 2014. Marta Sousa-Ribeiro, Magnus Sverke, Joaquim Luis Coimbra. Economic and Industrial Democracy 35 (4), 629-652

    This study combines two recognized theoretical frameworks in the (un)employment literature – the latent deprivation model and the vitamin model – and aims to better understand the relations between the perceived quality of the psychosocial environment and psychological well-being in older adults. The sample comprised 300 Portuguese adults (aged between 40 and 65), grouped as employed, unemployed engaged in training and unemployed not in training. The employed reported better well-being than the other groups, and the unemployed in training showed lower distress than those who were not. Additionally, features from both frameworks were found to be related to well-being. These findings highlight the merit of taking both theories into account to better understand the well-being of older individuals, and may be useful for the design of interventions aiming to enhance well-being and overcome some of the negative aspects of unemployment.

  • 2013. Marta Sousa-Ribeiro, Magnus Sverke, Joaquim Luís Coimbra. 13th European Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden, 9-12 July, 2013

     A considerable amount of studies have investigated the antecedents and correlates of job search but just a few have focused on older job seekers, who show particular difficulties in finding employment after job loss. This paper builds on the expectancy-value theory and the general literature on job search and investigates individual variables that associate with job search intensity, job search effort and the intention to continue looking for a job in a sample of 178 Portuguese older adults (aged 40-64;M age=51) unemployed on average for 20 months. Multiple hierarchical regression analyses show that gender (women) and unemployment duration were negatively associated with at least one job search indicator, whereas a positive association was found for psychological distress, proactivity, job search self-efficacy, reemployment expectations and employment commitment. Additionally, a significant interaction effect was found for financial strain and perceived control over reemployment in explaining job search effort. Unexpectedly, perceived age discrimination in the labour market and perceived health status were not associated with any of the job search indicators. These findings have implications for practitioners working with unemployed individuals and contribute to a better understanding of which factors are relevant for job search among older unemployed individuals, which apparently do not substantially differ from the ones found in the literature for younger individuals.

  • 2013. Marta Sousa-Ribeiro, Magnus Sverke, Joaquim Luís Coimbra. Imagine the future world: How do we want to work tomorrow?, 555-556

    Purpose: Many senior unemployed show special vulnerabilities in the current labor market, and often this is related to educational deficits and skills obsolescence requiring retraining. A better knowledge of psychological variables predicting their intention to (re)train appears to be relevant for the promotion of employability among senior unemployed individuals. Building on the expectancy-value theory and the literature on learning motivation, this study hypothesizes that age, education, length of unemployment, proactivity, learning orientation, employment commitment, learning self-efficacy, expected benefits from learning, perceived age discrimination and obsolescence, financial strain and perceived health associate with senior unemployed adults’ intentions to attend training in the near future.

    Design/Methodology: This cross-sectional study compared a sample comprising 178 Portuguese unemployed senior adults not enrolled in training to a sample of 116 senior unemployed engaged in training.

    Results: Data is analysed during fall 2012, but preliminary results show that age, learning orientation, expected benefits from training and learning self-efficacy explain variance in the intention to attend a training course.

    Limitations: The cross-sectional design restricts firm conclusions about the predictive value of the studied variables in relation to the actual attendance of a training course.

    Research/Practical Implications: These results may be useful for practitioners in the design of interventions aiming to promote senior unemployed individuals´ motivation to engage in (re)training.

    Originality/Value: To our knowledge, few studies have specifically investigated the motivation to attend a training course among senior unemployed individuals, who often are more reluctant to participate in education and training activities.

  • 2013. Marta Sousa-Ribeiro, Magnus Sverke, Joaquim Luís Coimbra. Forum för arbetslivsforskning (FALF) - Changes in Working Life

    This study aims to better understand the relations between the perceived quality of the psychosocial environment and psychological well-being in older adults by combining two theoretical frameworks – the latent deprivation model and the vitamin model. Methods: A cross-sectional study design was applied. The sample comprised 300 Portuguese adults (between 40 and 65), grouped as employed (n=91), unemployed engaged in training (n=76), and unemployed not in training (n=133). The three groups of participants were first compared in their well-being and perceived access to features present in the latent deprivation and the vitamin models. The associations between these features and psychological well-being were then investigated in the combined sample. Results: In general, the employed reported better well-being than the other groups, and the unemployed in training showed lower distress than those not in training. As expected, the unemployed not in training perceived the lowest access to some of the latent benefits of employment and “vitamins.” Features from both the latent deprivation model (primarily social contact and collective purpose) and the vitamin model (primarily opportunity for skills use and environmental clarity) were found to be significantly related to well-being in the combined sample. Conclusion: The results highlight the merit of taking both the latent deprivation model and the vitamin model into account to better understand the well-being of older individuals and may be useful for the design of interventions aiming to enhance well-being and overcome some of the negative aspects of unemployment.

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