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ERIC Number: EJ936013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4019
Effects of Orientations to Happiness on Vocational Identity Achievement
Hirschi, Andreas
Career Development Quarterly, v59 n4 p367-378 Jun 2011
There is an increased interest in vocational psychology and career counseling regarding the link between career development and well-being, yet, little is known about how different ways to achieve well-being or happiness relate to career development. This study explored the relationship between 3 orientations to happiness (meaning, pleasure, and engagement) and vocational identity achievement among 2 groups of Swiss adolescents (n = 268, 8th grade; n = 208, 11th grade). The results indicated that more orientation to meaning and engagement but not to pleasure positively related to vocational identity achievement. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 11; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Switzerland