A Simulation Within a Simulation: Job Layoff's and Emotional Reactions

Ti Hsu


This study investigated the emotional responses caused by a simulated involuntary job turnover. Conducted through four distinct time phases, the study also examined the relationship between personality and emotional responses. The results showed that substantially different emotional responses were indeed displayed by subjects in the control and the experimental groups. Among the four personality traits known as the need strength, only ACHIEVEMENT was found to have a major effect on emotional responses.

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