SUCCESS Materials – English

Character Strengths – Theoretical Background – References


Dik, B.J., Duffy, R.D., Allan, B.A., O’Donnell, M.B., Shim, Y. & Steger, M.F. (2015). Purpose and meaning in career development applications. The Counseling Psychologist, 43, 4, 558-585.

Klimka, M. & Budzińska, G. (2015). Being positive. Approaching career design from the perspective of positive psychology. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 1, 89-100.

Littman-Ovadia, H., & Davidovitch, N. (2010). Effects of congruence and character-strength deployment on work adjustment and well-being. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 1, 3, 137- 145.

Littman-Ovadia, H. & Lavy, S.(2016). Going the extra mile: Perseverance as a key strength at work. Journal of Career Assessment, 24, 2, 240-252.

Lopez, S.J., & Louis, M.,C.  (2009) The Principles of Strengths-Based Education, Journal of College and Character, 10:4.

Park, N. & Peterson, Ch. (2009). Character Strengths: Research and Practice, Journal of College and Character, 10:4.

Park, N., & Peterson, C. (2006). Methodological issues in positive psychology and the assessment of character strengths. In A. D. Ong & M. van Dulmen (Eds.), Handbook of methods in positive psychology (pp. 292-305). New York: Oxford University Press.

Park, N., Peterson, Ch. & Seligman M.E.P. (2004). Strengths of character and well–being.  Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 23, 5, 603-619.

Peterson, C., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2004). Character strengths and virtues: A handbook and classification. New York: Oxford University Press/Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Proctor, C., Maltby, J., & Linley, P. A. (2011). Strengths use as a predictor of wellbeing and health-related quality of life. Journal of Happiness Studies, 12, 153–169.

Rapp, C. & Goscha, R.J. (2006). The Strengths Model: Case management with People Suffering Severe and Persistent Mental Illness. New York: Oxford Press.

Robertson, P.J. (2017).  Positive psychology and career development,
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 46, 2, 241-254.

Robertson,  P.J. (2015). Positive psychology: A movement to reintegrate career counselling within counselling psychology? Counselling Psychology Review, 30, 3, 26-35

Seligman, M. E. P., & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2000). Positive psychology: An introduction. American Psychologist, 55, 5–14.

Sharry, J. (2004). Counselling children, adolescents and families. A strength-based approach. London: Sage Publication

Wood, A. M., Linley, A. P., Maltby, J., Kashdan, T. B., & Hurling, R. (2011). Using personal and psychological strengths leads to increases in well-being over time: A longitudinal study and the development of the strengths use questionnaire. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 15–19.

Yates, J. (2013). The career coaching handbook. Hove: Routledge.