Career Adaptability of Trauma Survivors

The Moderating Role of Posttraumatic Growth

Diandra Janelle Prescod, Melissa Zeligman

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Abstract

Impaired functioning in occupational domains is a diagnostic characteristic of posttraumatic stress disorder, and yet the interactions between trauma and career remain understudied. This study examined the relationships between trauma symptoms, posttraumatic growth, and career adaptability in college students who identified as trauma survivors (N = 215). Results indicated that (a) trauma symptoms and posttraumatic growth were both significantly predictive of career adaptability and (b) posttraumatic growth moderated the relationship between trauma and career adaptability. The impact of demographic factors and implications for career counselors and counselor educators are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-120
Number of pages14
JournalCareer Development Quarterly
Volume66
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018

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Survivors
Wounds and Injuries
Growth
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Demography
Career adaptability
Trauma
Students
Counselors

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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