International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Effects of Congruence and Character-Strength Deployment on Work Adjustment and Well-Being
Dr. Hadassah Litman-Ovadia, Dr. Nitza Davidovitch

This paper reports results of a quantitative study of occupational adjustment and personal well-being in a sample of Israeli college graduates (N = 85). We hypothesized that character-strength deployment and the congruence between previous academic studies and current occupation will be positively correlated with occupational adjustment and with personal well-being. Findings indicated that career commitment was correlated with congruence, personal well-being was correlated with character-strength deployment, while job satisfaction was correlated with both character-strength deployment and congruence. The findings of the present study represent an effort to integrate the fields of vocational and positive psychology in theory and in practice.

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