Personality and Adjustment Styles

A Theory of Work Adjustment Approach to Career Enhancing Strategies

Beryl Hesketh*

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    This article compares the model of early career development presented by Feij, Whitely, Peiro, and Taris (1995) with concepts from the Minnesota Theory of Work Adjustment (TWA; Dawis & Lofquist, 1984). The broader framework of TWA provides a useful basis for evaluating the Feij et al. model, which in turn provides insights into ways of improving the conceptualization and measurement of TWA personality and adjustment style variables. It is argued that further insights into career enhancing skills and strategies may be obtained from literature on conscientiousness, goal setting, and skill development.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)274-282
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 1995

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