Faculty Publications

Title

Adlerian personality priorities: Psychological and attitudinal differences

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Counseling and Development

Volume

76

Issue

4

First Page

467

Last Page

474

Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between Adlerian personality priorities (pleasing, achieving, outdoing, detaching, avoiding) and several selected psychological and attitudinal variables theoretically linked to those priorities. Two hundred sixty-two undergraduate students completed measures of personality priority, locus of control, social interest, self-esteem, and dysfunctional attitudes. Results revealed significant differences between the various personality priorities on measures of self-esteem, social interest, internal locus of control, and dysfunctional attitudes. These findings lend empirical support for the use of personality priorities as a tool for conceptualizing clients. Implications for counseling practice and future research on personality priorities are presented.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1998

DOI of published version

10.1002/j.1556-6676.1998.tb02706.x

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