What is Occupational Wellness?
The occupational dimension of wellness recognizes personal satisfaction and enrichment in one’s life through work. Choice of profession, job satisfaction, career ambitions, and personal work performance are all important components of this dimension.
How "Occupationally Well" Are You?
The occupational dimension of wellness involves choosing a career/job that is rewarding and enjoyable.
Read each statement carefully and respond honestly by using the following scoring:
Almost always = 2 points
Sometimes/occasionally = 1 point
Very seldom = 0 points
_____ 1. I am happy with my career choice.
_____ 2. I look forward to work.
_____ 3. My job responsibilities/duties are consistent with my values.
_____ 4. The payoffs/advantages in my career field choice are consistent with my values.
_____ 5. I am happy with the balance between my work time and leisure time.
_____ 6. I am happy with the amount of control I have in my work.
_____ 7. My work gives me personal satisfaction and stimulation.
_____ 8. I am happy with the professional/personal growth provided by my job.
_____ 9. I feel my job allows me to make a difference in the world.
_____ 10. My job contributes positively to my overall well- being.
_______ Total for Occupational Wellness Dimension
Score: 15 to 20 Points - Excellent strength in this dimension.
Score: 9 to 14 Points - There is room for improvement. Look again at the items in which you scored 1 or 0. What changes can you make to improve your score?
Score: 0 to 8 Points - This dimension needs a lot of work. Look again at this dimension and challenge yourself to begin making small steps toward growth here. Remember: The goal is balanced wellness.
How Can I Improve My Occupational Wellness?
Occupational Wellness Resources
On Campus Resources