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Chapter 2 Vocabulary

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Social self
Your involvment with other people and your view of what they think about you
Personality trait
A personality characteristic that can be measured
Interests
Preferences a person has for specific topics of activities.
Leisure time
Time that is free from normal occupational responsibility.
Ability
How wel you perform specific work tasks.
Aptitude
A persons potential for success in performing a certan activity.
Work history
All of the jobs that one holds during the course of a working lifetime.
Personality
The relationship that exists between all of a persons phycological parts
Interest surveys
Test used to measure interests.
Self direction
Setting goals and workin toward them
A.S.V.A.B
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
Culture
The way of life in the society in which you live.
Self esteem
The judgement you make about your level of competence and adequecy
Promotion
Advancement to a higher level position
Avocation
A constuctive leisure time activity that provides pesonal satisfaction.
Temperament
The way a person usually acts, feels and thinks in certain situations
Traits
Characteristics
Stable Job
A job considered to be permenent my last several years
Working with things
A category of job tasks that includes machines, tools, and instruments
Working with data
A category of job tasks that includes the use of words and numbers
Reference Groups
Groups that set behavior standards.
Heredity
The process of transmitting physical or mental characteristics from parent to child
G.A.T.B.
General Aptitude Test Battery
Qualify
meet the preliminary requirements;may last for several years
Obsolete
outdated;no longer in use
Technology
Aplication of scientific knowledge to practical uses
Self
The part of your experience that you consider to be you
Worker trait groups
Job categories that include physical demands, aptitudes, temperament, environmental conditions, training time, and vocational preparation.
Working with people
A category of job tasks that includes everything related to human relations.
Character
The senseof morality and the ethical code by which a person lives
Environment
Your surroundings.
Life experiences
Experiences that cause you to be confident of fearful as you prepare for a career.

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