Living one's calling: Job resources as a link between having and living a calling

Andreas Hirschi, Anita C. Keller, Daniel M. Spurk

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Recent research on calling has pointed to the important distinction between having and living a calling in order to explain the positive effects of callings on well-being. However, how the link between having a calling and living a calling might be explained has only been partially addressed. In the present study, we focused on the neglected role of workplace characteristics as key factors in this regard. In a sample of 232 working adults in Germany, we established that presence of calling and living a calling were significantly related to job resources in terms of decision-making autonomy, task significance, and social support at work. Moreover, presence of calling and living a calling positively related to level of education, leadership position, and salary. Testing indirect effects with bootstrapping analyses, we found that job resources, specifically decision-making autonomy and task significance, partially mediated the relation of presence of calling with living a calling, while controlling for educational level and leadership position. The results support the idea that living a calling is not just about finding work that fits one's calling. People who have a calling are also more likely to live their calling by working in jobs with more job resources.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)1-10
Aantal pagina's10
TijdschriftJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume106
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StatusPublished - jun-2018

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