Vocational and social interest as predictors of job satisfaction



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The purpose of this study was to examine early recollections as they relate to vocational choice and job satisfaction. Adlerian Psychology states that one's occupation is an expression of one's style of life. It is also assumed that early recollections contain representations of current personality traits and vocational interest. This study examined the validity of those assumptions. The personality trait examined was that of social interest. It was hypothesized that judges familiar with Adlerian theory could determine the subjects' vocational interest as well as their level of social interest from their early recollections. It was also hypothesized that the level of job satisfaction of the subjects would correlate with the level of social interest and the congruence between the vocational interest of the recollection and the current work environment of the subjects. [...]



Job satisfaction, Vocational interests