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ERIC Number: EJ836945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0787
The Interaction of Work Adjustment and Attachment Theory: Employment Counseling Implications
Renfro-Michel, Edina L.; Burlew, Larry D.; Robert, Tracey
Journal of Employment Counseling, v46 n1 p18 Mar 2009
Career development is a lifelong process beginning with career choice. However, career choice alone does not guarantee career success. Rather than focus on choosing a career, the theory of work adjustment (TWA) focuses on the process of becoming an exemplary employee through each stage of an individual's career. Within TWA, employee relationships with peers and bosses create reputations that may help or hinder promotion. Understanding attachment theory in relation to TWA may help clients to become more successful in their career. Case examples explain how employment counselors may integrate TWA and attachment theory with clients.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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