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Meaning in work and career congruence


2004 2004

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Abstract (summary)

The search for meaning is a natural part of human existence. Given the large amount of time devoted to work, this is one of the most important parts of life that generate meaning. This study hypothesizes that one finds meaning in a career that is congruent with one's vocational personality. A sample of 133 graduate students was surveyed in order to test this relationship between meaning in work and career congruence using Holland's (1997) theory of person-environment fit. Results support the existence of a significant relationship between meaning in work and career congruence. Data was also analyzed with respect to age, work experience, Holland personality type, and change of career. Areas for future research and implications for counseling are identified.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Occupational psychology;
Behaviorial sciences
Classification
0624: Occupational psychology
0384: Behaviorial sciences
Identifier / keyword
Psychology
Title
Meaning in work and career congruence
Author
Bolt, Shannon Y.
Number of pages
33
Publication year
2004
Degree date
2004
School code
0087
Source
MAI 43/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780496097593, 0496097598
Advisor
McPherson, Robert
University/institution
University of Houston
University location
United States -- Texas
Degree
M.Ed.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1423467
ProQuest document ID
305196891
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305196891
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