ERIC Number: EJ930513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Wellness, Professional Quality of Life, and Career-Sustaining Behaviors: What Keeps Us Well?
Lawson, Gerard; Myers, Jane E.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v89 n2 p163-171 Spr 2011
A sample of 506 professional counselors who were members of the American Counseling Association completed measures of professional quality of life, career-sustaining behaviors (CSBs), and wellness. Significant differences were found both within the sample based on caseload characteristics and between the participants and available norm groups. Counselors with high wellness scores engaged in more CSBs and reported higher positive professional quality of life factors (compassion satisfaction). Implications for counselors, counselor training, and research are discussed.
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Wellness, Quality of Life, Counselors, Altruism, Counseling, Career Development, Comparative Analysis, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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