Negative cognitions and emotional distress following job loss: Development and validation of the Beliefs about Loss Of Work (BLOW) scale

Janske van Eersel
Negative cognitions following job loss can contribute to emotional distress by motivating individuals to adopt coping styles that reduce stress in the short run, while obstructing adjustment in the long run. It is unclear which specific cognitions are related to symptoms of complicated grief, depression, and anxiety following job loss. To fill this gap, this study introduces the Beliefs about Loss Of Work (BLOW) scale and examines its psychometric properties. We recruited 222 Dutch workers...
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