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The Multidimensionality of Calling: Conceptualization, Measurement and a Bicultural Perspective.


Publication Details
Author(s): Hagmaier-Göttle T, Abele A
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2012
Volume: 81
Journal issue: 1
Pages range: 39-51
ISSN: 0001-8791
Language: English

Abstract

The experience of a calling may be seen as the ultimate form of subjective career success that has many positive consequences for individuals and organizations. We are here concerned with the conceptualization of a new multidimensional measure of calling, the MCM. In the first two studies we employed a qualitative approach and came up with five core categories of the experience of a calling. Three of them could be empirically distinguished in our later quantitative studies, i.e., Identification & Person-Environment-Fit (IP), Transcendent Guiding Force (TGF), and Sense and Meaning & Value-Driven-Behavior (SMVB). We tested the reliability and validity of the MCM in two different countries (Germany and USA). Our data show that whereas TGF is most closely related to a direct calling measure, IP is more strongly related to job satisfaction. Both IP and TGF seem to have a buffering function against burnout. SMVB is endorsed most in the USA, whereas IP is endorsed most in Germany. We conclude that a multidimensional conceptualization seems appropriate in studying the experience of a calling and its consequences. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)



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APA: Hagmaier-Göttle, T., & Abele, A. (2012). The Multidimensionality of Calling: Conceptualization, Measurement and a Bicultural Perspective. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 81(1), 39-51. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2012.04.001

MLA: Hagmaier-Göttle, Tamara, and A.E. Abele. "The Multidimensionality of Calling: Conceptualization, Measurement and a Bicultural Perspective." Journal of Vocational Behavior 81.1 (2012): 39-51.

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