Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Exploration of the Implications of Unemployment on Faith
by Hunley, Kimberly Tennille, D.M., University of Phoenix, 2011, 162; 3581170
Abstract (Summary)

The current study presents an exploratory research study of the implications of unemployment on faith. The qualitative research method and phenomenological design were used because the study aimed to gain a deeper understanding of the unemployment phenomenon in relation to an individual's faith. The phenomenological approach allowed a purposeful sample of 20 participants to express in-depth perspectives, feelings, and opinions about the unemployment experience and whether any implications to their personal faith exist. The study is significant to the leadership because the general problem is a common phenomenon and because people who are unemployed suffer with hopelessness and declined faith. Maslow's hierarchical of needs theory served as a framework for the study. The study's findings indicated a correlation between mental and physical health issues with unemployment and indicated that most unemployed adults do not experience any direct effect on their faith. Many participants expressed strengthened faith during traumatic experiences such as unemployment.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Larue, Marla
Commitee:
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 75/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Management, Spirituality, Physiological psychology
Keywords: Existentialism, Faith, Leadership, Meaning of life, Unemployment
Publication Number: 3581170
ISBN: 978-1-321-09842-6
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