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From theory of work adjustment to person-environment correspondence counseling: vocational psychology as positive psychology.

Authors
Eggerth-DE
Source
J Career Assess 2008 Feb; 16(1):60-74
NIOSHTIC No.
20033875
Abstract
This article argues that vocational psychology is, and has been, positive psychology. It provides an overview of the theory of work adjustment (TWA), one of the most robust and best validated theories in vocational psychology. It also provides an introduction to person-environment-correspondence (PEC) counseling, an extension of the TWA concepts and dynamics into the realm of general counseling. Linkages are made between the extensive TWA literature and current conceptualizations regarding well-being. In particular, TWA is related to the work of Moos, Ryan and Deci, and Walsh. Although PEC has yet to generate the research base of TWA, it is argued that, given the similarities between TWA and PEC, one might reasonably expect that many of the connections between TWA and well-being would also generalize to PEC. In addition, it is argued that PEC offers a counseling model that is in keeping with the broader philosophical orientation of positive psychology.
Keywords
Psychological-effects; Psychological-reactions; Psychological-responses; Workplace-monitoring; Personality-traits; Psychological-testing; Performance-capability
CODEN
JOAAEX
Publication Date
20080201
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1069-0727
NIOSH Division
EID
Priority Area
Construction
Source Name
Journal of Career Assessment
State
WV
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