2010 Volume 18 Issue 2 Pages 105-116
Studies of resignation have had inconsistent findings, which may be due to difficulties in measuring this concept. This study developed a “Resignation Orientation Scale” (ROS) which measures an individual's tendency to have intentions in giving up goals. The ROS consists of 2 factors: Proactive Resignation (PR) and Avoidant Resignation (AR). A cluster analysis using data from ROS, classified subjects into 3 clusters. Cluster 1 had low scores for both factors. Cluster 2 had high AR scores, and was lowest in Rumination Response for Problem Solving and highest in Depression and Distraction Response for Avoidance. Cluster 3 had high PR scores, and was lowest in Depression and Negative Rumination Response, and highest in Distraction Response for Mood Change.