Date of Award
Master of Science in Psychology
This study looked at companies experiencing severe economic downturns and reductions-in-force (RIF) to help mitigate financial short fallings. While employing a smaller work force intially saves capital, the psychological ramifications of such a process can be detrimental for those employees released (i.e., leavers) as well as those that remain (i.e., survivors). This study examined the effectiveness of informational versus emotional or instrumental social support in mitigating stress amd also considered the effectiveness of procedural justice.
Koch-Wain, Woodstock Leben, "Informational social support and the stress involved in surviving a reduction-in-force" (2009). Theses Digitization Project. 3717.