Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type

Empirical Research Article


trauma, vocational identity, developmental work personality

Subject Area

Counseling, Counselor Education, Mental Health Counseling


Developmental work personality and vocational identity can be greatly affected by traumatic events in an individual’s life. Although studies exist examining the relationship between trauma and career development, more research is needed to understand the relationship between the two. This study examined the relationship between trauma symptoms, developmental work personality, and vocational identity. Results indicate that participants who experienced high levels trauma had lower scores on developmental work personality and vocational identity.





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