The Theory of Work Adjustment and Coping with Change

Camille Ianne Marquez, Pasadena City College
Pre-recorded presentation


The psychological theory of work adjustment (TWA) refers to how a person (P) and their work environment (E) correspond to satisfy each other’s requirements, which are needs and tasks respectively, to create a successful workplace. TWA is applied to the pandemic-related change writing centers have experienced to explain how a balanced P and E correspondence can maintain a healthy work environment. Effective coping strategies, supported by stress and coping theory, are discussed to help tutors and staff members manage the work-related stress they have faced this year.