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Calling and Burnout: Integrating Career Research with Occupational Health Psychology


Publication Details
Author(s): Hagmaier-Göttle T, Volmer J, Spurk D
Editor(s): Doolittle Benjamin R.
Title edited volumes: Psychology of burnout : new research
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
Publishing place: New York
Publication year: 2013
Pages range: 19-32
ISBN: 978-1-62-948313-9
Language: English

Abstract

People are increasingly in search for meaning in their work and private life. They want to increase their self-awareness and reach personal fulfillment. People who are not able to cope with life's challenges often suffer from burnout, anxiety and depression. Consequently, the construct of calling becomes more and more important in the occupational context because of its positive consequences regarding numerous work (e.g. organizational commitment) and non-work-related outcomes (e.g. depression, life satisfaction) for individuals as well as for organizations. Building on first promising findings, the aim of the following chapter is to investigate the association of experiencing a calling in one's job and burnout (here defined as psychological phenomenon of prolonged exhaustion and disengagement at work, cf., Maslach, Schaufeli, & Leiter, 2001). Our findings suggest that experiencing one's work as a calling is negatively related to burnout. Especially with regard to the sub-dimension of disengagement, experiencing a calling turned out to be a protective factor. Further, the burnout sub-dimension of disengagement mediated the relationship between the experience of a calling and job satisfaction. Implications for further research and health-related preventive strategies are discussed.



How to cite
APA: Hagmaier-Göttle, T., Volmer, J., & Spurk, D. (2013). Calling and Burnout: Integrating Career Research with Occupational Health Psychology. In Doolittle Benjamin R. (Eds.), Psychology of burnout : new research (pp. 19-32). New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc.

MLA: Hagmaier-Göttle, Tamara, Judith Volmer, and Daniel Spurk. "Calling and Burnout: Integrating Career Research with Occupational Health Psychology." Psychology of burnout : new research Ed. Doolittle Benjamin R., New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc, 2013. 19-32.

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