ERIC Number: EJ763669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
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The Presence of and Search for a Calling: Connections to Career Development
Duffy, Ryan D.; Sedlacek, William E.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v70 n3 p590-601 Jun 2007
The current study explored the relationship of the presence of, and search for, a calling to the career development of 3091 first year college students. The presence of a calling correlated positively with decidedness, comfort, self clarity and choice-work salience and correlated negatively with indecisiveness and lack of educational information. The search for a calling correlated negatively with decidedness, comfort, self clarity, and choice-work salience and correlated positively with indecisiveness and lack of educational information. Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that for both career decidedness and choice comfort, the calling variables taken together added 8% and 5% variance, respectively, above beyond that accounted for by self clarity, choice-work salience, indecisiveness, and lack of educational information. It is suggested that future research investigate the potential sources of a career calling and counselors be open to exploring this construct with individual clients.
Descriptors: Career Development, Decision Making, College Freshmen, Multiple Regression Analysis, Career Choice, School Counselors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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