Assignment: Holland’s Theory of Personality
Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. One of the references come from Broderick and Blewitt (2015). I need this completed by 01/26/18 at 3pm. Respond to at least two of my colleagues using one or more of the following approaches:
· Offer and support an alternative theory (not discussed in this week’s Learning Resources) that validates or opposes a colleague’s identified meaning of work and career.
· Validate an idea with your own experience and additional research.
· Expand on your colleague’s posting by providing additional insights or contrasting perspectives based on readings and evidence.
Broderick and Blewitt (2015) imply that work and the ability to obtain and maintain a career are seen as momentous developmental tasks. In order to complete this task, one must have adequate knowledge of self. Knowledge of self will assist an individual in finding suitable employment that best meets their skills and capabilities.
Significance and Meaning
Research has indicated that an individual is most likely to achieve job satisfaction, successful performance, and stability when pursuing a career that matches their personal style. The individual must also be able to meet the demands of the position. Holland’s Theory of Personality –Environment Types declares that adults possess a desired way of completing social and environmental tasks. Holland insists that an individual’s approach is likely to be similar to the type of career they seek. An example of this would be an individual who’s personal orientation is social working in a customer service, social service, or any kind of helping field. Another example could include someone who is artistic pursuing freelance work or teaching art or dance classes.
Another theory that exhibits the importance of work and career within the development of young adults is Erikson’s Theory of Identity Development. Erikson argues that the significance of work begins during the elementary school years where they are required to grasp educational studies and sometimes household chores. Broderick and Blewitt (2015) declare that the formation of identity continues into young adulthood and is often founded on one’s attitude/view of themselves created in childhood. Erikson’s Theory concludes that a child or young adult with a sense of industry (belief in their abilities) and a sense of self will be more likely to succeed in finding a career that provides satisfaction (Broderick and Blewitt, 2015). Feelings of industry are important as they encourage hard work and perseverance. Research has indicated that an individual who receives satisfaction from their work life could then feel more compelled to assist in their other roles (Kuchinke, 2010). Dissatisfaction with employment could cause a husband and father to be less attentive once he arrives home.
Prior to obtaining my bachelor’s degree (Child and Family Studies), majority of my work experience involved children. I’ve always been drawn to helping professions. I’ve worked in day cares, summer camps, and vacation bible schools. Later, it was resident assistants, college assistance offices, and child protective services. While working in cps, I got to help families but I mostly enjoyed talking to them. A lot of people just wanted to be heard and I enjoyed that. I’ve participated in counseling myself and appreciated how helpful and dare I say therapeutic it was. Talking, listening, and goal setting is a big part of my current position. I also think it fits my personality. I believe the counseling profession could add meaning to my life as it would be a constant learning experience. No one session will be the same. I believe that there will be similarities, but nothing exactly alike. As a person who spends a lot of time in their hand was raised unable to express their emotions, I want to be apart of others learning express themselves in a healthy way and acknowledging tis okay to seek assistance.
Work and career can impact development both positively and negatively. Children and young adults who maintain a sense of industry and strong sense of self are able to work hard, remain positive, and achieve career satisfaction. In the future, it would be imperative to learn about the client’s view of self and their skill sets to work more effectively with them. Work and career have large influence on satisfaction of life and can affect other areas of an individual’s life in a positive or negative way.