ERIC Number: EJ891427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Four Paths to Spirit at Work: Journeys of Personal Meaning, Fulfillment, Well-Being, and Transcendence through Work
Kinjerski, Val; Skrypnek, Berna J.
Career Development Quarterly, v56 n4 p319-329 Jun 2008
Spirit at work involves profound feelings of well-being, a belief that one's work makes a contribution, a sense of connection to others and common purpose, an awareness of a connection to something larger than self, and a sense of perfection and transcendence. This exploratory qualitative study revealed 4 paths leading to spirit at work: the "always there" path, which had a continuous nature; the "coming together" path, which resembled a growing and integrative journey; the "transformative events" path, which was in response to an awakening or crisis; and the "contextually sensitive" path, which was dependent on the work environment. Implications for career counseling are discussed.
Descriptors: Work Environment, Career Counseling, Career Development, Industrial Psychology, Work Attitudes, Work Ethic, Well Being, Interviews, Path Analysis, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Culture
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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