ERIC Number: ED031740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
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A Theory of Work Adjustment. (A Revision). Minnesota Studies in Vocational Rehabilitation: XXIII.
Dawis, Rene V.; And Others
The Theory of Work Adjustment is based on the concept of correspondence between individual and environment. Achieving and maintaining correspondence with the environment are basic motives of human behavior. Work represents a major environment to which most individuals must relate. Correspondence is then the individual fulfilling the requirements of the work environment and the work environment fulfilling the requirements of the individual. The continuous and dynamic process by which the individual seeks to achieve and maintain correspondence with his work environment is called work adjustment. Tenure, satisfactoriness and satisfaction, as related to work environment are explained. It is concluded that work personality-work environment correspondence can be used to predict tenure. The Theory of Work Adjustment is then further explained in operational terms, in order to serve as a basis for research. This is presented through nine propositions, many of which have corrolaries. References and diagrams give further information. (KJ)
Descriptors: Environmental Influences, Environmental Research, Job Satisfaction, Personality, Tenure, Theories, Vocational Adjustment, Work Environment
Work Adjustment Project, Industrial Relations Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (Single Copies Are Free).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Industrial Relations Center.