Trauma symptoms: Relationship with career thoughts, vocational identity, and developmental work personality

David R. Strauser, Daniel C. Lustig, Pamela A. Cogdal, Ayşe Çiftçi Uruk

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Knowledge of traumatic events and how trauma symptoms relate to social and psychological well-being continues to grow. One aspect of an individual's functioning that may be affected by exposure to traumatic events is the ability of the individual to engage in career- and work-related activities (D. H. Coursol, J. Lewis, 8c L. Garrity, 2001). The current study examines the relationship between trauma symptoms and the career development process of 131 college students. Results indicate a significant relationship between higher levels of trauma symptoms and higher levels of dysfunctional career thoughts and lower levels of work personality. Implications for career counselors are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-360
Number of pages15
JournalCareer Development Quarterly
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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