Vocational personalities and mindfulness

Hadassah Littman-Ovadia, Sigal Zilcha-Mano, Ellen Langer

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In the past few decades, many studies have been conducted on the positive effects of mindfulness, a state of openness to novelty in which an individual actively constructs categories and distinctions. The authors tested the applicability of Langer's () mindfulness theory to Holland's () vocational personalities. Data from 156 Israeli full-time employees were collected. The results link different types of vocational personalities to a mindful mind-set.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-179
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Employment Counseling
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes

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  • mindfulness
  • vocational personalities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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