ERIC Number: EJ781988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 58
Using a Theory of Vocational Personalities and Work Environments to Explore Subjective Well-Being
Don Gottfredson, Gary; Duffy, Ryan D.
Journal of Career Assessment, v16 n1 p44-59 2008
Most people have positive views of their general happiness or subjective well-being (SWB). Furthermore, SWB tends to be stable and rebound to prior levels following events or circumstances that might be expected to change its level. The authors speculate about ways a theory of person-environment transactions--Holland's theory of vocational personalities and work environments--may help individuals understand some of the observed features of SWB. Testable hypotheses are offered as suggestions for advancing research on both the theory and SWB.
Descriptors: Personality Theories, Well Being, Work Environment, Psychological Patterns, Job Satisfaction, Personality Traits, Career Choice
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