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illness or disabilities related to job loss. They can find other avenues of
happiness and well-being and take steps to improve in other domains.
Diener and Seligman (2004) in a related study indicated that a number
of studies confirmed that happiness may help people adjust to health pro-
blems. By assessing the well-being of individuals with mental disorders it
was found that happiness also alleviates regular physical health problems
such as immunity to colds and viruses that may emerge. Mental disorders
resulting from the economic downturn have caused widespread suffering,
and their impact is growing. Several QoL studies have found that suffer-
ing due to work-loss-related mental disorders can be lessened by QOLT
treatment. In order to offer more comprehensive treatment to a greater
number of displaced workers who may be prone to physical health pro-
blems and mental disorders, QOLT can be a viable option.
Work Loss Circumstances and Friends
Friends are non-relatives whom you know well and care about and who
have interests and opinions similar to your own. Friends also have fun
together, discuss personal problems and help each other when needed.
Since people spend a great deal of time at work, relationships with friends
on the job often take on a great deal of significance. When a displaced
worker loses close friends on the job he or she may feel alienated from
one or more of them. The displaced worker may have neglected other
friendships and have difficulty in knowing how to reestablish those
friendships. If the person has no close friends outside of the job, he or
she may yearn for the work-related friendships and feel unable to develop
new or previous friendships. The displaced worker may find it difficult to
share personal problems or may experience mistrust that gets in the way
of making new friends which can affect their QoL.
Work Loss Circumstances and the Neighborhood
QOLT defines the neighborhood as the area around the house or
apartment where one resides. The perception one has about the neigh-
borhood depends upon a number of characteristics: e.g., how nice it
looks, the amount of problems in the area, and how well you like the
people. Displaced workers may find they can no longer afford to live in a
neighborhood which will affect their QoL. If required to move, they may
be unable to improve or maintain general maintenance of the new neigh-
borhood. The physical
setting of
the new neighborhood may be
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