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ERIC Number: EJ878987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Callings and Organizational Behavior
Elangovan, A. R.; Pinder, Craig C.; McLean, Murdith
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v76 n3 p428-440 Jun 2010
Current literature on careers, social identity and meaning in work tends to understate the multiplicity, historical significance, and nuances of the concept of calling(s). In this article, we trace the evolution of the concept from its religious roots into secular realms and develop a typology of interpretations using occupation and religious orientation as core dimensions. We offer a definition of calling that emphasizes action, a convergence of selves, and a pro-social intention. Next, we identify a number of key conditions necessary for discovering a calling, explore the relevance of callings to a range of organizational behavior phenomena, and offer suggestions for future research.
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Language: English
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