Trajectories of Calling in the Transition From University to Work: A Growth Mixture Analysis

Zhang, Chunyu; Hirschi, Andreas; You, Xuqun (2021). Trajectories of Calling in the Transition From University to Work: A Growth Mixture Analysis. Journal of Career Assessment, 29(1), pp. 98-114. Sage 10.1177/1069072720931010

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Research on the development of calling is still in its infancy and rarely focused on how calling changes during a major career transition. The current study examined the developmental trajectories of calling and their relation with personality (i.e., conscientiousness, proactive personality) in the transition from university to work with a three-wave longitudinal study with 340 Chinese graduating university students. Results based on growth mixture modeling indicated three developmental trajectories of calling: high and stable calling (23% of sample), high but decreasing calling (74%), and low and increasing calling (3%). Moreover, higher conscientiousness related to a higher chance of being classified into the high and stable calling trajectory. These findings add notable insights to the literature by exploring the previously neglected developmental trajectories of calling and their association with personality in the transition from university to work.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Hirschi, Andreas

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

1069-0727

Publisher:

Sage

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christine Soltermann

Date Deposited:

17 Feb 2021 15:23

Last Modified:

17 Feb 2021 15:23

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/1069072720931010

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Calling, university to work transition, developmental trajectory, conscientiousness, proactive personality

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/152142

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/152142

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