Meaning in work and career congruence
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.
0384: Behaviorial sciences