People differ in the way they experience their work. Some may feel called to a particular occupation, while others perceive their job as a means to extrinsic goals, such as gaining power or money, or even pursuing meaningful activities during their leisure time. Although research conducted so far on work as a calling lacks consensus over theory and measures, it has generated some consistent results. This paper presents a thorough analysis of the literature on the definition of occupational calling, looking at how it differs from other similar constructs, followed by a systematic review of the most prominent scales used to measure this construct. Issues that remain to be clarified and future research goals are also discussed.

Theories and Measures of Occupational Calling: a Review and Research Agenda

DALLA ROSA, ANNA;GALLIANI, ELISA MARIA;VIANELLO, MICHELANGELO
2014

Abstract

People differ in the way they experience their work. Some may feel called to a particular occupation, while others perceive their job as a means to extrinsic goals, such as gaining power or money, or even pursuing meaningful activities during their leisure time. Although research conducted so far on work as a calling lacks consensus over theory and measures, it has generated some consistent results. This paper presents a thorough analysis of the literature on the definition of occupational calling, looking at how it differs from other similar constructs, followed by a systematic review of the most prominent scales used to measure this construct. Issues that remain to be clarified and future research goals are also discussed.
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