The impact of the prospect of redundancy on the health of employees

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90374
Title:
The impact of the prospect of redundancy on the health of employees
Authors:
Gingoore, Mavis
Abstract:
The purpose of this Grounded Theory research study is to look at people who are in employment and the uncertainty of their working environment. ‘The impact of the prospect of redundancy on the health of employees’. It is generally viewed that those who are still in employment are the lucky ones. This study has highlighted many similarities between those who are living with the fear of redundancy and those who have already been made redundant. The financial benefits of being employed do not seem to outweigh the emotional trauma experienced by those who have taken part in this small study. Those who are ‘left behind’ in jobs experience emotional stress as they see their colleagues leaving with redundancy packages. Those who remain face the prospect of not knowing their fate, often feeling: ‘Am I going to be next?’ This uncertainty has forced some to seek redundancy to reserve their own mental wellbeing. Mental health, as described in this study is measured in terms of their having been no previous history of mental illness prior to this change in the employee’s company structure. The Grounded Theory research method was developed by Glaser and Strauss. This method or approach to research allows theory to emerge from the data. This contrasts with more traditional methods of arriving at prior assumptions, and then setting about proving and disproving findings. However, using this method of research has highlighted many difficulties which are discussed in the concluding chapter.
Issue Date:
1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90374
Type:
Thesis
Language:
null
Appears in Collections:
UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorGingoore, Mavisen
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-22T13:18:43Z-
dc.date.available2010-01-22T13:18:43Z-
dc.date.issued1995-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/90374-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this Grounded Theory research study is to look at people who are in employment and the uncertainty of their working environment. ‘The impact of the prospect of redundancy on the health of employees’. It is generally viewed that those who are still in employment are the lucky ones. This study has highlighted many similarities between those who are living with the fear of redundancy and those who have already been made redundant. The financial benefits of being employed do not seem to outweigh the emotional trauma experienced by those who have taken part in this small study. Those who are ‘left behind’ in jobs experience emotional stress as they see their colleagues leaving with redundancy packages. Those who remain face the prospect of not knowing their fate, often feeling: ‘Am I going to be next?’ This uncertainty has forced some to seek redundancy to reserve their own mental wellbeing. Mental health, as described in this study is measured in terms of their having been no previous history of mental illness prior to this change in the employee’s company structure. The Grounded Theory research method was developed by Glaser and Strauss. This method or approach to research allows theory to emerge from the data. This contrasts with more traditional methods of arriving at prior assumptions, and then setting about proving and disproving findings. However, using this method of research has highlighted many difficulties which are discussed in the concluding chapter.en
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dc.subjectCounsellingen
dc.subjectEmployeesen
dc.subjectRedundancyen
dc.titleThe impact of the prospect of redundancy on the health of employees-
dc.typeThesisen
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