Title

The interaction of work adjustment and attachment theory: career counseling implications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

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.

Comments

Copyright 2009 Wiley/American Counseling Association.

Publication Title

Journal of Employment Counseling

Published Citation

Renfro-Michel, Edina, Burlew, Larry, & Robert, Tracey (2009). The interaction of work adjustment and attachment theory: career counseling implications. Journal of Employment Counseling, 46(1), 18-26.

DOI

10.1002/j.2161-1920.2009.tb00062.x

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