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ERIC Number: EJ768862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4019
Attachment Style and Dysfunctional Career Thoughts: How Attachment Style Can Affect the Career Counseling Process
van Ecke, Yolanda
Career Development Quarterly, v55 n4 p339-350 Jun 2007
This article examines the relationship between attachment style, measured by Experiences in Close Relationships-Revised (R C. Fraley, N. G. Waller, & K. A. Brennan, 2000), and dysfunctional career thoughts, measured by the Career Thoughts Inventory (CTI; J. P. J. Sampson, G. W. Peterson, J. G. Lenz, R. C. Reardon, & D. E. Saunders, 1994a). Two hypotheses related to attachment style and dysfunctional career thoughts were tested with 46 adult immigrants (17 men, 29 women). Results show that both attachment anxiety and avoidance were significantly related to scores on the CTI; increased attachment avoidance also significantly correlated with decision-making confusion and external conflict. Implications of the relationship between attachment style and dysfunctional career thoughts for the career counseling process are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Career Thoughts Inventory