Effects of orientations to happiness on vocational identity achievement.

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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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Career Development Quarterly
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)367-378
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 06.2011